Amtrak wants to know how NYC-bound train got lost in Philadelphia suburb

Dylan Stableford
Amtrak National Train Day 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 11: Atmophere at 30th Street Sation for Amtrak National Train Day May 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images for Amtrak)

An Amtrak train en route to New York City from Harrisburg made a wrong turn last week and got lost in the Philadelphia suburbs, officials say.

According to CBS' Philadelphia affiliate, the train left Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, apparently missed a signal and accidentally wound up on tracks used by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

The train, with 130 passengers on board, stopped at a train station in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., where local crews helped the crew return to Philadelphia. Passengers were put on a different train and arrived in New York several hours later.

Amtrak said it has launched an investigation into the Nov. 14 incident.

Steve Kulm, Amtrak’s media relations director, added that the train's "crew has been held out of work until they can be fully debriefed and additional training can be conducted.”