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SEPTA Releases Modified Schedule That Should Ease Burden on Passengers

SEPTA riders are facing less problems with the new schedule in effect and more backup trains on the tracks, but there are still quite a few delays for the evening rush. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk has the latest on the SEPTA slowdown and what it means for commuters. (Published Monday, July 11, 2016)

SEPTA released a modified schedule Sunday night. CLICK HERE for the updated schedule information.


As SEPTA's Regional Rail slowdown stretches into its second week, the transit authority released a modified schedule Sunday night that should ease the burden on passengers.

The updated schedules will go into effect with the start of service on Monday, July 11. Click on the links below for the specific changes for each rail line. 

Since SEPTA removed 120 trains -- a third of its rail fleet -- from service last weekend after workers discovered a serious structural defect on the trains, riders have faced overcrowding and lengthy delays. Some New Additional Trains Might Help SEPTA SlowdownSome New Additional Trains Might Help SEPTA Slowdown

NBC10 reporter Katy Zachry was in Montgomery County Monday morning as SEPTA commuters dealt with a new schedule and some additional train cars to help alleviate overcrowding.
(Published Monday, July 11, 2016)

SEPTA is now borrowing some trains from other transit agencies in the hopes that adding extra trains will ease the burden on its passengers.

Despite more train cars, SEPTA still had overcrowding issues and just after 7 a.m. was forced to operate an Airport Line train as express between Jenkintown and Temple and operated a Doylestown train as express between Fort Washington and Fern Rock.

West Trenton and Norristown line trains also went express due to overcrowding Monday morning.

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