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Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

The Westbound PATCO Track On Ben Franklin Bridge Open Again

The past few months of having only a single track to get over the bridge caused some headaches for commuters.

10/22/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

DRPA Announces Changes To Traffic Patterns On Ben Franklin Bridge

The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.

10/21/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Traffic Construction On Track To End Soon

Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.

10/17/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco’s New Rail Cars Delayed Again; Persistent Software Bugs Blamed

The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.

10/02/2014

Old City homes by the Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ben Franklin Bridge Sandblasting Project Finished, Old City Neighbors Thrilled

In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.

09/30/2014

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PATCO: Person Struck By Train In Center City

PATCO officials say the disruption in service began shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday when someone was struck by one of its trains at the station at 8th and Market Streets.

09/15/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

PATCO Unhappy Refurbished Trains Still In Test Mode

PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.

09/04/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO Station Closed For 35 Years May Come Alive Again

A long closed station along the PATCO high speed line in Center City could come alive again. But the idea of reopening the Franklin Square stop has been considered, and rejected before.

08/23/2014

(Crews install a safety platform under the Ben Franklin Bridge ahead of construction work.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Patco Switches Track Reconstruction to Westbound Side of Ben Franklin Bridge

Single-tracking and lane blockages will take place for the next couple of months, this time to replace tracks and railroad ties on the northern side of the span.

08/22/2014

(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Continuing To Replace Tracks Across Ben Franklin Bridge On Friday

Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.

08/20/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO Returns To Full Service On Monday, But Not For Long

Some good news for commuters who use the PATCO high speed line. Full service across the Ben Franklin Bridge returns on Monday, but don’t get used to it.

08/02/2014

The bridge over the PATCO rail tracks in Lindenwold, N.J. (Photo provided by Camden County.)

Lindenwold’s White Horse Bridge Under Emergency Repairs For A While Longer

A bridge over the PATCO rail tracks in Lindenwold has been closed for four weeks now, and it’ll stay that way for a while longer.

07/23/2014

(A newly installed overhead fan circulates air in Patco's 15th Street station.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Patco Hopes To Win Fans By Installing Fans

The Delaware River Port Authority knows its recent capital projects have customers steaming, so it thought a small fix in the underground Philadelphia stations might cool them off.

07/04/2014

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