What to Know
- 13,000 fewer seats on Regional Rail lines
- Express trains zip past waiting passengers for 3rd day
Day 3 of the SEPTA Slowdown saw more trains skipping stops and some scheduled trains never making the trip.
SEPTA warned its Regional Rail passengers to expect delays and crowded conditions on trains that do stop.[[385835541, C]] [[385830301, C]]
Due to overcrowding, SEPTA skipped stops as Airport, Newark, West Trenton and Doylestown trains went to express mode.
Thursday marked the third work day since SEPTA said cracks were discovered in beams in the suspension system on its fleet of Hyundai Rotem-made Silverliner V rail coaches. Only five of the 120 cars were found to be without problems. [[385832681, C]]
Philadelphia's regional rail system typically transports about 65,000 riders each way per day. With 13,000 fewer seats, the trains have carried about 35,000 to 40,000 people each day this week. Trains were put on a modified Saturday schedule until further notice with additional rush-hour service.