A SEPTA train operator is in critical condition after three Market-Frankford Line trains collided around 8:10am this morning near the 69th Street Terminal. A moving train ran into a stopped train. The moving train then derailed and sideswiped a third train traveling in the opposite direction.
Another second operator as well as two passengers were injured. No word on why the two passengers were on board the train or what caused the crash. Officials are looking into the speed of the moving train at the time of the crash.
SEPTA has since put their shuttle buses into service between the 69th Street Terminal and 63rd Street Station. We should note that this morning's collision is unrelated to SEPTA's recent pull of trains after cracks were discovered in dozens of train cars a couple of weeks ago.