SEPTA Starts to Get Back to Normal

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Feb 28, 2014  |  Updated 4:49 PM EDT
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SEPTA starts to get rolling again but with delays.

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SEPTA starts to get rolling again but with delays.

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A day after SEPTA had to completely stop bus service, the Philadelphia-area mass transit provider worked to get passengers moving again today but warned of delays and detours.

A massive nor'easter pounded the area with snow, sleet and rain on and off Thursday causing SEPTA to cancel all bus service at one point.

"We have too many buses that are getting stuck and they are impeding on the city's efforts to clear the streets," said SEPTA spokesman Jeff Knueppel during the height of the storm.

SEPTA eventually restored service to 10 bus lines that feed the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line subways.

As of midday Friday, SEPTA restored limited and detoured service to all routes except 28, 30,35, 39, 47M, 77, 89, 128, 150, J and H.

The subway lines are expected to run as normal as are all trolley routes outside of the Route 101 trolley that was only operating between the 69th Street Terminal and Monroe Street.

Redfern said that all Regional Rail Lines and the Norristown High-Speed Line will be operating on regular weekday schedules. Passengers were warned however that there could be delays.

PATCO will be operating on a Tuesday to Thursday schedule. And, Amtrak plans to operate on a modified schedule.

In Delaware, DART's Route 8 bus remained suspended.

At Philadelphia International Airport, the runways were clear Friday morning but there were dozens of residual delays and cancellations, according to airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. Check the airport's website for flight status.

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