500 passengers stuck after wires fall on Pa. commuter train

    About 500 passengers are stranded without power or heat after overhead electrical wires fell on their suburban Philadelphia commuter train.

    A SEPTA spokeswoman says the Warminster Line train became disabled at 8:12 a.m. Thursday just south of the Roslyn station, about 12 miles north of Philadelphia.

    Spokeswoman Heather Redfern says repair crews are working to make sure the wires are grounded before passengers can be rescued.

    Service is suspended between Warminster and Glenside with shuttle buses operating  in place of trains. Service continues between Glenside and Center City.

    Passengers say via Twitter the train lost main power after something blew overhead. People were taking the delay in stride at first, but grew annoyed the longer it lasted.

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