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Amtrak Train Bound For New York Ends Up In Philadelphia Suburbs

It Apparently Missed A Signal, Ended Up Wrong Track
Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Amtrak officials are looking into how a New York-bound train took a wrong turn and ended up in the Philadelphia suburbs.

The Keystone train that originated in Harrisburg, Pa., somehow got on the wrong track after leaving Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station last week.

It wound up at a local train station in Bala Cynwyd that is serviced by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

The train apparently missed a signal after leaving Philadelphia. SEPTA officials helped the crew return to the city, where passengers debarked and got on another train to New York.

The train was carrying 130 passengers.

“An investigation was launched and the crew has been held out of work until they can be fully debriefed and additional training can be conducted,” an Amtrak spokesman told Philly.com

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