UPPER DARBY, Pa. — An out-of-service SEPTA Market Frankford Line subway train crashed into two other trains at the 69th Street Terminal just outside Philadelphia Tuesday morning, injuring four people and knocking seven cars off the track during the busy rush-hour commute, NBC Philadelphia reports.
The collision left the operator of the No. 57 train critically injured, while another operator and two passengers were also injured in the crash, but the injuries did not appear life-threatening.
According to several reports, delays were possible on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford line on Wednesday, following the crash. SEPTA crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation. For the full story, click here.
NTSB sending 3 investigators to today’s collision/derailment of 2 SEPTA trains in Philadelphia— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) February 21, 2017