SEPTA Looks To Get Regional Rail Back On Track

ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — Regular weekday schedules are back into effect for SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines.

This comes about thee months after the transit agency had to pull a third of its fleet off the tracks because of a defect.

Some delays but no major headaches at Ardmore on the Paoli-Thorndale line this morning.

Commuters were hoping for a good commute after a difficult period that started in the summer.

“Trains have been a mess for the last few months,” says Joanne.

“Not only were there fewer trains but they were pretty much uniformly late, adds Elizabeth.

“Coming down to the station is a little bit depressing because you don’t know when you’re gonna get to work,” says Katherine.

SEPTA says that schedules are back to where they were before July 1st. That’s when SEPTA discovered cracks in equalizer beams in their Silverliner V cars. So Septa had to pull 120 of the cars off the tracks, which is a third of the fleet.

The repairs to the Silverliner V cars are still taking place.

SEPTA says 50 are back in service as of today, plus they’re still using the leased railcars from several transit agencies.

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