SEPTA Market Frankford Line Trains Collide at 69th Street Terminal

Upper Darby police said on Twitter that the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. when one train hit the other from behind. According to SEPTA, one train rear-ended another train.

A train has crashed in a Philadelphia suburb, causing at least one auto to be knocked off the track during Tuesday's morning rush-hour commute, images on social media show.

The injured - including two civilians - came from both trains and were transported by ambulance to area hospitals, police said. The other injuries include another operator and two passengers.

SEPTA says two "non-revenue" Market Frankford Line trains were involved in an accident.

Television news footage shows several cars have derailed and one is tipped over at a 45-degree angle.

"I heard a big bang".

Market Street in Upper Darby was closed for emergency personnel but has since reopened.

The two trains were out of service at the time of the crash, according to 6ABC.

SEPTA is using shuttle buses to operate between the 69th Street Transportation Center and 63rd Street Station. A SEPTA headquarters dispatcher would also be controlling the line and giving permission to engineers to move into and out of the loop.

The max speed on the curve is 10 miles per hour, SEPTA said.

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