Overhead power-line problems severely disrupted service Wednesday on SEPTA, NJ Transit, and Amtrak trains that operate on Northeast Corridor tracks between Philadelphia and New York City.

The power problems lasted nearly two hours. When trains started moving again about 12:20 p.m, all three transit agencies said riders should expect continued and potentially lengthy delays.

Affected service includes SEPTA trains to and from Trenton, NJ Transit service between Trenton and New York, and Amtrak trains bound for New York.

SEPTA and NJ Transit temporarily suspended service, while Amtrak held trains at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

Conner Wheaton does his best to occupy his son, Christopher, 8 months, as they wait on the floor of 30th Street Station for their train to North Carolina to be announced. They took the train from Lancaster and were then stranded for at least two hours waiting for their connector train in Philadelphia.
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Conner Wheaton does his best to occupy his son, Christopher, 8 months, as they wait on the floor of 30th Street Station for their train to North Carolina to be announced. They took the train from Lancaster and were then stranded for at least two hours waiting for their connector train in Philadelphia.