NTSB investigating SEPTA crash in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA — National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into what caused a late night commuter train to rear-end a stopped train, the Washington Post reports.

The Post reports that 41 passengers are injured as a result of the crash in Upper Darby, Pa., on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Norristown High Speed Line.

Local media report that the crash happened at the 69th Street Transportation Center where passengers can transfer among buses, trolleys, and a traditional heavy rail subway line west of central Philadelphia.

SEPTA officials have yet to respond to a Trains News Wire request for additional information on the status of the line's train control system. SEPTA managers have stepped-up implementation of positive train control on Regional Rail lines in recent years, which look and operate much as traditional commuter trains, as well as communications based train control on trolley and subway lines.

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