by William White | November 21, 2013 1:27 pm
An Amtrak train travelling from Philadelphia to New York got lost last Thursday.
The train, which was carrying 130 passengers, got lost when it tried to turn around due to issues with its front undercarriage. While backing up to turn and and position itself to use its rear engine, the train went too far and ended up on tracks in a Philadelphia suburb. The train found itself on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) tracks and eventually pulled in to SEPTA station in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. The train was directed back to Philidealphia, where it dropped off its passengers so they could catch a ride to New York on a different train, reports the Huffington Post.
The engineer and crew of the train were removed from service and tested for drugs and alcohol after the incident. The tests came back clean and the workers were put through additional training. They will be allowed to return to work this week, the Huffington Post notes.
“There was never any danger to anybody on the train or otherwise,” Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman, told CBS News.
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