Ladder Used to Rescue Stranded Regional Rail Passengers

Passengers on SEPTA's Cynwyd Regional Rail line were forced to climb down a fire truck ladder after their train became stuck on a bridge.

The single car train lost power around 7:15 p.m. Friday as it traveled west across a trestle near 52nd Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, SEPTA officials said.

Firefighters positioned a ladder up to a train door and helped nine passengers and the crew off the train.

SEPTA says trouble with the overhead wires led to the power loss.

The passengers were put onto a bus to be taken to their final destinations.

No one was hurt.

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