PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ridley Park, Delaware County, caused headaches for the Thursday morning commute.Drag Racing On Temple University's Campus Turns Violent, Police Say
The 88-car train was traveling southbound carrying stone, when the rear two cars derailed on Amtrak track lines between the Crum Lynne and Eddystone SEPTA Regional Rail stations.
One car remained upright, while the other fell onto its side and spilled its contents.
There were no injuries reported and the train was not carrying any hazardous materials.
Norfolk Southern crews and contractors were on scene overnight cleaning up the spilled stone.
The derailment affected travel on both the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail and on Amtrak between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
Amtrak trains were operating on a delay, until service was suspended around 5 a.m. Service then resumed just before 8 a.m. Amtrak says customers can expect “significant residual delays” throughout the morning.
“Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day,” said Amtrak in a statement Thursday morning. “Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling our reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL. Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or our smartphone apps prior to departing, allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful in stations and on platforms.”
SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark line was suspended and will remain suspended through the end of Thursday. SEPTA has added extra trains to the Media/Elwyn line as an alternate option for commuters.
The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation.