Amtrak service between Philadelphia, Washington suspended

  • Amtrak service between Philadelphia, Washington suspended

Amtrak service between Philadelphia, Washington suspended

Amtrak was operating through the Northeast Corridor, but with delays.

Just before 8 a.m. the Amtrak line resumed running, but the company warned of "significant residual delays".

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The last two cars of train derailed and 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, officials said. SEPTA said extra passenger trains will run on the Media/Elwyn line.

SEPTA was forced to halt service on its Wilmington/Newark Line.

According to reports, the back auto of the Norfolk Southern train spilled its load of stones on the tracks between the Eddystone and Crum Lynne stations, about five miles north of Marcus Hook. Trains could be seen using the stretch by lunch time. As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the trains were suspended.

Norfolk personnel coordinated with contractors to re-rail the cars and clear the track. "Multiple tracks remain out of service due to ongoing fix work", SEPTA said.

The service was temporarily suspended due to a freight rail derailment south of Philadelphia. "SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line trains operate on these tracks, which are part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor".