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Train gets lost in Philadelphia suburbs

Nov. 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Amtrak said it is investigating after a train headed from Philadelphia to New York ended up lost in suburban Pennsylvania.

Officials said Amtrak Train 644 departed Philadelphia's 30th Street Station Tuesday night and accidentally ended up on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority tracks, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, reported Wednesday.

The train traveled several miles on the wrong tracks before the mistake was noticed and it stopped at a station in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia.

Amtrak said the 130 passengers on the train were taken back to Philadelphia, where they boarded another train for New York.

"An investigation was launched and the crew has been held out of work until they can be fully debriefed and additional training can be conducted," Steve Kulm, Amtrak's media relations director, said in a statement.

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