Two hopper automobiles on a freight train carrying stone derailed in a single day on the Northeast Corridor Line in Delaware County, halting service on SEPTA’s Wilmington-Newark Line and on Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia.
Just earlier than eight a.m., Amtrak stated service was resuming however that there could be important delays due to diminished variety of tracks by the derailment space. No phrase but from SEPTA on when it would resume service.
SERVICE UPDATE: Regular scheduled service is resuming following an earlier freight derailment south of PHL. Customers can count on important residual delays all through the morning because of a diminished variety of tracks obtainable. Thank you to your persistence.
— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) May 3, 2018
No accidents have been reported in the derailment close to the I-95 overpass in Ridley Township.
The derailment concerned an 88-car freight train carrying stone and pulled by two Norfolk Southern locomotives, officers stated.
The final two automobiles of train derailed and certainly one of them tipped over, spilling its load of stone, about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday between SEPTA’s Eddystone and Crum Lynne Stations Wednesday, officers stated.
SEPTA suspended service on the Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line and stated further passenger trains would run on the Media/Elwyn line.
Newark: Service is suspended till additional discover because of Amtrak’s freight train derailment. Passenger further trains will function on the Media/Elwyn line.
— SEPTA (@SEPTA) May 3, 2018
The reason for the derailment is below investigation.