PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –
Travelers hope for a better way to work on Monday at 30th Street Station after a junkyard in Philadelphia had stopped train traffic.
It happened shortly after 7 pm. Sunday near the intersection of Torresdale and Adams Avenues in Frankford
The sound of transformers exploding filled the air as fire broke through a warehouse.
Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles after the stubborn fire. The flames became so intense that they rolled up close to power lines.
The heart of the fire fell right next to the railway line, and late on Sunday officials from SEPTA and Amtrak visited the tracks.
SEPTA has suspended the Trenton and Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Lines for some time Sunday night. Amtrak also interrupted all services traveling through Philadelphia when firefighters continued to fight the fire.
SEPTA says the service has been restored on the Trenton Line. They do not expect any delays, but that could change with more traffic on the rails. SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West Service restored on Sunday night
Amtrak says all traces of the fire near Philadelphia have been reopened. They say the service has resumed normal operation in the Northeast Corridor.
Human puffiness filled the sidewalk outside 30th Street Station, waiting for a Uber or Lyft to take them to where trains could not drive
"When we entered The guy said we had three trains ahead of us "said Ward Turner, who was on a train to New York City. "We came to the station and he informed us that there was a huge fire and that the train ahead had been here for an hour and a half."
At 30th Street Station, the board gave the customers a headache. 1
There was a big reaction to the fire, though it did not affect homes in the area.
Officials said scrap and tires would fire up the fire, and therefore there would be additional resources on the ground, especially crews with heavy equipment
There are no reports of injuries at the time.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
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