- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

EWING, N.J. (AP) - Amtrak’s train derailment in Philadelphia caused delays and cancellations on commuter rail lines around the region Wednesday.

SEPTA service remains suspended throughout Wednesday on the Trenton Regional rail line and the transit agency said it possibly could be suspended for the rest of the week.

Additional train cars will be added to SEPTA’s West Trenton Line to accommodate Trenton Line passengers seeking alternate service. Most people were using the train to head to Philadelphia because the track from Trenton was not operational, NJ Transit Regional supervisor Robert Buck said.

Trenton Line passengers can also use SEPTA’s Market/Frankford Line to commute in and out of Philadelphia.

Service has been restored to SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line. Passengers should anticipate service delays.

Cars overflowed the parking lot at the West Trenton station Wednesday morning, lining the street and on nearby patches of grass.

Buck says the track may be unusable for the rest of the week, meaning riders who normally go from Trenton to Philadelphia would be diverted to the West Trenton line.

NJ Transit is planning to begin using a shuttle to take commuters from West Trenton to Trenton because the Septa line does not stop at the city’s main transit center. The shuttle would supplement the service of bus 608 during off-peak hours from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buck said.

New Jersey Transit is honoring Amtrak tickets between Trenton and New York City.

Atlantic City Rail Line service is suspended between Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and Pennsauken. NJ Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson said. NJ Transit is providing bus service between Cherry Hill and 30th Street Station.

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