About 7:56 a.m., on July 17, 1980, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)-Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) commuter train No. 472 struck the rear of SEPTA-Conrail commuter train No. 406 while it was standing on the No. 2 track east of the station at North Wales, Pennsylvania. The rear car of train No. 406 overrode and destroyed the empty lead car of train No. 472. Of the estimated 321 persons on the 2 trains, 64 passengers and 3 crewmembers received injuries. Damage to the equipment was estimated at $1,475,000.