500 commuters stuck in malfuntioning train outside Philadelphia


Five hundred passengers were rescued from a malfunctioning Philadelphia-area commuter train after going an hour and a half without power or heat. A spokeswoman from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority stated that the cause of delay was due to overhead wires powering the Warminster Line  falling on the train. The incident happened at about 8:12 a.m. Thursday just south of the Roslyn station, about twelve miles north of Philly. The rescue train picked up the riders and left for downtown at around 9:50 a.m. People took the delay in stride at first, but grew more and more weary the longer it lasted. The agency explained that they could not send in a rescue train until repair crews made sure the downed wires were grounded and did not pose an electrocution risk. Service between Warminster and Glenside has been temporarily suspended.


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