Septa officials are beginning an ambitious capital improvement project to repair century-old bridges that provide a base to parts of the Media-Elwyn regional rail line.
After city government and many businesses closed early Tuesday, Suburban Station and Market East train platforms were packed with what amounted to an early rush hour. But SEPTA did not add extra cars or extra runs, resulting in equally packed trains.
The plan to build a 700-space garage has been in the works for several years and has been the subject of contentious discussions between the transit agency and Cheltenham residents who live near the station.
The “positive train control” system will automatically bring trains to a stop if that were to happen here.