SEPTA Paoli-Thorndale Line service resumes after power problems

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Hundreds of SEPTA passengers lined the sidewalk outside 30th Street Station Thursday night hoping to find a way home after service on the Paoli-Thorndale Line was suspended. (WPVI)

Service has resumed Friday morning on SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Line.

Amtrak crews worked overnight to fix the problems that were caused by downed power lines

On Thursday night, hundreds of SEPTA passengers lined the sidewalk outside 30th Street Station hoping to find a way home after service on the Paoli-Thorndale Line was suspended.



It happened just after 5:30 p.m. near SEPTA's Ardmore Station.

"We were told there's buses here that are going to be shuttling us all to the appropriate stations that we're going to and nothing here," said Ben Burchard of King of Prussia.

SEPTA officials say downed power lines in Ardmore are to blame, affecting its R5 Line and delaying service on Amtrak's Keystone Line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

A couple in town for the Philadelphia Flower Show made it part of the way home to Pottstown when trouble struck.

"We got about to Overbrook and then the train stopped for about an hour and then it turned around and came back to here," said Andy Gaibiselis.

With the line seemingly going nowhere, some resorted to Uber.

"Don't care. He's got to get to bed," said Jeff Grimes of Wayne when asked how much his fare would cost.

By 8:30 p.m., SEPTA buses arrived to a round of applause.

"I'm retired. I have all the time in the world," said Kathie Sanders of Harrisburg.

SEPTA service resumed scheduled at 5:45 a.m. Friday. For more information, visit SEPTA.
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