Service restored on SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line after fire

Trains are running again on SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line after a fire in North Philadelphia forced the transit agency to suspend service on the Regional Rail line over the weekend.

SEPTA said normal service was resuming Monday morning, though some delays were expected. Trains are traveling at reduced speeds through the area affected by the Saturday blaze.

The four-alarm fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a warehouse on the 2400 block of West Westmoreland Street and ripped through the structure. It took crews more than three hours to control the blaze.

SEPTA halted trains on the Manayunk/Norristown Line early Saturday morning, and service remained suspended throughout the weekend.

A wall of the warehouse adjacent to the track area needed to be demolished before trains could resume running, the agency said.

That wall was removed by late Sunday, and SEPTA crews worked through the night to remove debris from the track area.


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