The problem started around 7:00 this morning when an overhead power line came down, started a fire and ended up touching one of the trains. People were stuck inside the train, but there were no reported injuries.
It happened to a train that was stuck on the tracks near G and Venango streets in the Juniata Park section of the city.
Officials managed to shut off the power and get everyone out of the stranded train at about 8:40 a.m.
The Chestnut Hill West and Trenton lines had power problems, too. Service on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line has resumed with a modified afternoon schedule. There will be no Hughes Park Express service on the Norristown High Speed Line.
The following is the latest from SEPTA:
- Regional Rail: Manayunk/Norristown Line service resumes with a modified afternoon schedule. First train from Norristown is Train #6236 (@12:20p); first departure from Center City is Train #6235 (@1:50p).
Norristown High Speed Line: Attention NHSL passengers there will be no Hughes Park Express service. Bryn Mawr local service in effect. Septa apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.