Amtrak, SEPTA Restore Service After Wire Problems Stall Trains

Amtrak and SEPTA trains in the Philadelphia area stalled by a power infrastructure problem have been restored to service.

Service on Amtrak's Keystone Service line was suspended shortly before 9 a.m. due to problems with the infrastructure supporting the overhead power system, Amtrak said in an alert. Amtrak issued a second alert just after 9:30 a.m. that Keystone Service had been restored, but with delays.

SEPTA trains on the Paoli-Thorndale Line, which share the tracks, were also affected by the problem, but were restored shortly before 11 a.m., according to a tweet sent by SEPTA.

Northeast Regional, Acela Express and other services between Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia were not affected.

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