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Junkyard Fire Leads to Big Delays for Amtrak in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey

All Amtrak service traveling through Philadelphia was suspended due to the fire, causing significant delays.

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    After a junkyard fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section burned near train tracks Sunday night, commuters were faced with excessive delays. SEPTA, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit were all facing delays and they warned of a possible ripple effect Monday. (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)

    A junkyard fire near train tracks in Northeast Philadelphia caused significant delays for Amtrak, SEPTA and New Jersey Transit.

    The fire began at a junkyard at Torresdale and Adams avenues shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Crews responded to the scene and were able to bring it under control. No injuries were reported.

    Late Sunday, all Amtrak service traveling through Philadelphia was suspended due to the fire, causing significant delays. At least six trains at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, four trains at Penn Station in New York City and two trains at Trenton Transit Center in Trenton, New Jersey, were held due to the suspended service.

    Two of Amtrak's four tracks reopened though delays remained, Amtrak tweeted shortly after midnight. Around 6 a.m. Monday, Amtrak reported its Northeast Corridor Line was back on track with the exception of one train.

    SEPTA also suspended its Trenton Regional Rail Line while NJ Transit suspended its Atlantic City Line between Philadelphia's 30th Street and Cherry Hill stations. Substitute bus service was provided.

    Both SEPTA and NJ Transit resumed normal service around 6 a.m. Monday.