Downed Wires Cause Major Problems On Regional Rails

Passengers boarding a SEPTA train in Bucks County.
Credit: Erich Martin/

Electrical problems caused major issues on SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines Thursday.

As of 11 a.m., SEPTA officials said delays of more than two hours could be expected along Regional Rail Lines, including the Warminster and West Trenton lines that serve passengers from the Newtown area.

NBC 10 reported 800 passengers on Regional Rail trains were rescued after being stranded on trains that were on the Media-Elwyn and Trenton lines Thursday morning.

The electrical problems were caused by down wires in Philadelphia, SEPTA said.

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001