Philadelphia

Regional Rail Trains Running Again in Center City After Trash Fire Under Suburban Station Platform

What to Know

  • An underground platform fire halted SEPTA Regional Rail service during the Friday morning commute.
  • It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the Suburban Station blaze under control
  • Service resumed around 7 a.m. with residual delays.

SEPTA suspended all Center City Regional Rail service for almost an hour during the Friday morning rush due to a trash fire under a train platform.

The underground blaze at Suburban Station occurred just after 6 a.m., SEPTA said.

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Firefighters working on the tracks after a fire broke out in Philadelphia's Suburban Station Friday, July 5. See Larger

SEPTA stopped all service between Jefferson and 30th Street stations around 6:30.

“Expect delays until further notice,” the agency said.

The fire was under control by 6:40 a.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

There were no reports of injuries.

SEPTA resumed all service with some residual delays just before 7 a.m.

During the stoppage, SEPTA urged passengers to board the Market-Frankford Line at 30th Street or 11th and Market to access Center City at the 15th Street Stop.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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