Ground collapsing under railroad tracks near Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting

We got a tip today that ground along the railroad tracks was collapsing near Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting. The above photo shows the area in question.

According to Montgomery County, the property is owned by Norfolk Southern. The county’s spokesperson, Kelly Cofrancisco stated, “A representative from our Roads and Bridges team was out there today to check on the situation but it is not in the County’s jurisdiction.”

Sources tell that trains were not permitted to pass through this area after the issue was discovered.

The area in question is across Butler Pike from the now repaired sinkholes that closed a portion of Butler Pike for approximately two years. It is roughly 50 to 75 feet from the roadway. has emailed Southern Norfolk for comment, but we have not yet received a reply.