Damaged bridge leads to CSX request to utilize Jenkintown-Wyncote Station for late-night inspections

The Borough of Jenkintown has announced on September 26th that CSX will be using the Jenkintown-Wyncote Station starting September 25th between midnight and 2:00 a.m. for train inspections (Sundays through Fridays). A bridge was damaged elsewhere and can no longer be used which led to the request from CSX. No anticipated timeframe was provided for repairing the bridge.

Below is the notice from the borough:

The Borough has been notified of an unexpected situation by SEPTA, the Stony Creek Bridge in Montgomery County (near SEPTA’s Norristown line) has been hit and damaged. The Bridge is currently unable to be used. CSX uses this bridge and has asked SEPTA to allow its trains to temporarily stop at the Jenkintown-Wyncote Station between 12:00 Midnight and 2:00 AM for train inspections beginning 9/25, and continuing until the bridge has been repaired.

Currently CSX anticipates their trains will need to stage here Sundays through Fridays. Once the repairs are complete, trains are expected to go back to their regular routing. SEPTA apologized for the short notice and any inconvenience created by this emergency situation. The Borough will share this and additional information on its social media platforms once it becomes available including projected duration of repairs to the damaged Bridge. Thank you for your patience during this temporary time.