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.
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.
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.
Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.
PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.
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.
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.
Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.
Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.
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.
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.
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.
Officials closed the White Horse Road bridge near Route 30 after inspectors noted a pair of failed girders under the span caused the road to dip more than it should.
Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.
A PATCO train was stuck on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge for about 40 minutes Tuesday night.