Update: 3:15 p.m.
Train commuters going toward and away from Philadelphia were met by inconvenience Monday morning on the Manayunk/Norristown line. And following afternoon rush hour Monday, delays will resume.
SEPTA suspended the regional rail line all morning, according to its website. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, downed overhead wires caused the suspension in both directions. This caused 30-minute delays on all other rail lines, as well.
Train service resumed Monday afternoon, with regular trains running through most of rush hour. Service returned in both directions by 2:30 p.m.
However, after 6:10 p.m. Monday, SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch said a special schedule will be in place.
"Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line will operate every two hours to accommodate repairs to overhead wires that were damaged this morning near the North Broad Street Station," he said.
The altered schedule impacts travelers from Norristown, Conshohocken, Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls on their way to and from Center City.
Specifically, three scheduled trains to Norristown are cancelled. They are:
- #264 (scheduled to depart University City at 6:32 p.m.)
- #8270 (scheduled to depart 30th Street Station at 8:36 p.m.)
- #274 (scheduled to depart University City at 10:30 p.m.)
Two scheduled trains to Center City are cancelled. They are:
- #273 (scheduled to depart Elm Street at 7:47 p.m.)
- #277 (scheduled to depart Elm Street at 9:45 p.m.)
Additionally, passengers on all trains after 6:10 p.m. will board on inbound platforms between the Temple University and Main Street stations.
Visit SEPTA.org for more information.