Fire Caused by Downed Wires Suspends SEPTA Regional Rail Line in Montgomery County

It takes about 1 hour to get trains running again

SEPTA West Trenton Line Fire

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority suspended service on its West Trenton Line Regional Rail Line after a fire broke out.

A downed PECO wire near Red Lion Road in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County caused a fire Thursday, SEPTA said.

Service was suspended around 6:40 a.m. Cameras captured flames burning in woods near the tracks.

SEPTA announced around 7:40 a.m. that service would resume with Train No. 319 operating from the Somerton Station with the first train to West Trenton set to leave the University City Station at 8:09 a.m. Passengers should expect residual delays of up to 15 minutes, SEPTA said. [[238427591, C]]

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