PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – SEPTA passengers were evacuated from trains after being stranded on rails for nearly three hours. SEPTA accuses wire problems near the 30 th Street Station.
It all started at 15:30. Saturday on the Paoli-Thorndal line from SEPTA.
"It was just annoying and frustrating mainly because we just wanted to go to town," said Abby Harris, a student at Bryn Mawr College, an Uber back to campus.
According to SEPTA, it took an hour for the rescue to begin, as they had to find drivers for busses to carry passengers off the trains.
Amtrak also had some cables and related signal problems that occurred, causing them to temporarily suspend their service between Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
Amtrak service temporarily set between Philadelphia and Harrisburgh (@AmtrakNECAlerts) November 2, 2019
There were no injuries in this incident, but there were still many frustrated passengers
"It became very frustrating because people called SEPTA and nobody was swinging SEPTA. I twittered, but they gave very general answers that did not help, and I kept chirping them so I could get a little bit of attention on them so we could get out.
The four trains were approached by SEPTA's Zughof and it is not clear whether the service resumes on Sunday.