According to Upper Darby Police, two SEPTA commuter trains collided Tuesday morning at the 69th Street Terminal this morning about 8:30. The incident occured inside the circle of the rail yard. Just a few passengers were the trains involved at the time of the head-on collision. They were not hurt, but there were some SEPTA employees who suffered minor injuries. A SEPTA spokesperson said, “Officials are currently investigating an accident involving non-revenue Market-Frankford Line trains near 69th Street Transportation Center.”
The rail yard was shut down, some creating traffic headaches and delays on the Market-Frankford line. Motorists were asked to avoid the area, which was overflowing with commuters waiting to board shuttle buses operating between the 69th and 63rd street stations. There were already fewer cars available due to repairs being made on some cars’ undercarriages after cracks were discovered a few weeks ago. A total of 18 rail cars were involved with six trains reportedly off the tracks. There had been some signal problems on the Market-Frankford line that morning, but it was not immediately determined whether that contributed to the accident. Emergency personnel were also called to the scene. SEPTA officials say the trains could be stuck there for several days before they’re righted.
by Jerry Wells from articles on Fox29.com and philadelphia.cbslocal.com