SEPTA Returns to Normal Rail Schedule, Some Cars Still Sidelined - NBC 10 Philadelphia

SEPTA Returns to Normal Rail Schedule, Some Cars Still Sidelined

Some passengers still saw train delays Monday morning as SEPTA returned its Regional Rail trains to their normal schedule about three months after sidelining 120 of its Silverliner V cars due to a structural defect. Not all the cars are back in service yet. NBC10's Monique Braxton talked to commuters this morning. (Published Monday, Oct. 3, 2016)

The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service is resuming a normal schedule three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to suspension system defects.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has said more than 50 of the 120 cars sent to the repair shop will be available for service starting this week.

To return to a regular schedule on Monday, SEPTA will continue using cars it has leased from other agencies, including Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.

SEPTA had to repair its Silverliner V fleet due to cracks found in equalizer beams, which distribute the weight of vehicles to their axles.

SEPTA Returns to Normal Schedule After Rail Car Defects

[PHI] SEPTA Returns to Normal Schedule After Rail Car Defects
SEPTA has just resumed a normal schedule after a summer of issues and delays -- but the transit authority will still be short train cars. NBC10’s Monique Braxton has details.
(Published Monday, Oct. 3, 2016)

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers and SEPTA are both encouraging riders to check schedules for unforeseen delays or changes Monday morning.

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