SEPTA’s Norristown line still experiencing delays

    Downed wires are still causing havoc for the morning commute in Philly today.

    SEPTA says service on its Norristown regional rail line is running under a modified schedule Friday while repairs continue on downed overhead wires.

    The wires caused a halt to service on that line and two others were also halted by a power problem during Thursday’s rush hour. Service was eventually restored.

    SEPTA officials say aging infrastructure is part of the problem.

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    Chief engineer Jeffrey Knueppel tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the wires on the Norristown line were installed in 1933.

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