News Wire: SEPTA train derails on embattled subway line

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:48 AM

PHILADELPHIA — Media outlets report that a non-revenue SEPTA subway train derailed this morning. Television stations and the Philadelphia Inquirer are posting video and images of a derailed subway car on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport...

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:42 AM

It may be worse than  originally posted by news wire.  2 Market - Frankford  trains at the 69th st terminal collided.  reports that as many as 12 cars derailed ? One person critical condition.  On this link looks like a train on an adjaecent track may have been hit as well ?

We are aware that there appears to be a lack of vigilance in terminals and yards by both RRs and transit systems.  A good list of the amount of low speed problems at these locations may be needed. Safety meetings lacking ?


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