What to Know
- Emergency rail repairs had PATCO trains operating on a special schedule Monday morning.
- The agency used a single track between the Ferry and Broadway stations.
- Commuters were told to expect a slower commute.
PATCO warned riders to be prepared for a slower commute Monday morning.
Ultrasonic testing done twice a year to evaluate track changes during temperature changes, found a defect in a piece of track between PATCO’s Ferry and Broadway stations in New Jersey, the transit agency connecting South Jersey to Center City Philadelphia said.
Trains in both directions operated on a special schedule Monday as the agency single tracked trains. Expect “delays throughout the morning rush hours,” PATCO said.
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Trains departed in the Philly direction every 10 minutes during the morning rush.
“The rail has not broken, but it must be repaired so that a break does not occur,” PATCO said on its website Monday. “A crew is on site now and trains will need to single-track around the work area.”
The transit agency apologized for the inconvenience to their ridership.
Crews worked through the day and PATCO returned to normal service in both directions around 2 p.m.