LANCASTER, Pa.— Amtrak and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train services on the Keystone Line, annulled on Sunday due to storm damage, was resumed late this morning after having been shut down Sunday.
Early-morning Amtrak operations between Philadelphia and Harrisburg were annulled earlier today, as was service on SEPTA’s Thorndale and Paoli routes. Service was restored shortly before noon EDT.
The heavy storm that roared through the region on Saturday night downed a tree near Radnor, Pa., bringing down catenary [see “‘City of New Orleans,’ ‘Texas Eagle’ recover …,” Trains News Wire, April 2, 2023]. Amtrak crews worked through the night to repair the damaged lines.
At 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, Amtrak announced cancellation of all services on the Philadelphia-Harrisburg segment, including diesel-hauled Pennsylvanians. The westbound train ran from New York to Philadelphia, and the eastbound was turned at Harrisburg, according to reports. A bus bridge transported passengers between those points.