Trolley accident suspends SEPTA service for one hour

    SEPTA’s Route 15 trolley has resumed normal service following an afternoon accident with a dump truck. The accident happened around 12:20, temporarily cutting off service between 26th Street at Girard Avenue and the Westmoreland Street terminal at Richmond Street.


    “Just on passenger on the trolley suffered minor injuries,” SEPTA Press Officer Andrew Busch told NewsWorks. The accident happened at Sixth Street and Girard Avenue and caused front-end damage to the trolley. As far as fault goes, Busch says that’s still to be determined.

    Service on a large part of the route was shut down so SEPTA could shut off power along the grid while the accident was cleared. A shuttlebus picked up passengers until service was restored around 1:30 p.m.

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