Regional Rail

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Person Fatally Struck By Train In Delaware County

Around 4:45 p.m., the victim was fatally struck by the 2163 Acela Express train operating from Boston to Washington near the Sharon Hill station.

06/25/2014

A Broad Street subway train. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With Regional Rail Strike On Hold, Talks With SEPTA City Division Unions Barely Moving

The last face to face negotiations between SEPTA and Transport Workers Local 234 was April 6th in attempts to reach a deal on a two-year contract.

06/17/2014

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Governor Corbett Requests Presidential Emergency Board In SEPTA Rail Strike

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the SEPTA transit strike.

06/14/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

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SEPTA Strike Forces Commuters To Find Travel Alternatives

The SEPTA strike was inconveniencing riders who had planned to use the regional rails over the weekend, forcing them to make alternate plans to get to their destination.

06/14/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Workers Go On Strike

SEPTA’s Regional Rail service interruption plan is now in effect.

06/13/2014

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Gov. Corbett Involved In Discussions To Head Off SEPTA Regional Rail Strike

CBS 3 has also confirmed that an offer for a two-week extension was presented. It is not yet known how union officials responded.

06/13/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Service Interruption Plan As Result Of Strike

SEPTA’s contingency plans and travel tips in the event of service interruption on June 14.

06/12/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Strike A ‘Virtual Certainty’ If No Settlement Reached

SEPTA officials are warning 120,000 daily riders on regional rail lines that the threat of a strike at 12:01 a.m. Saturday is a growing possibility.

06/12/2014

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SEPTA And Union Representing Regional Rail Engineers Reach Impasse

Negotiations between SEPTA and the union representing the engineers on its regional rail lines have reached an impasse, but riders shouldn’t worry about a work stoppage, at least for now.

05/03/2014

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Mystery Deepens Into Why Someone Abandoned An SUV On The Train Tracks In Bensalem

SEPTA and Bensalem Township Police are speaking out for the first time about a Friday evening train crash in which a SEPTA West Trenton Regional Rail train plowed into an SUV that was abandoned on the tracks near the Neshaminy Falls station.

04/28/2014

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Cops: Man Believed To Be Texting On Tracks Fatally Struck By Train

The West Trenton line was shut down around 5 p.m. after authorities say a 20-year-old man was struck and killed by an outbound SEPTA West Trenton train.

04/07/2014

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UPDATE: Significant Change In Tone Of SEPTA, Union Talks

SEPTA and TWU Local 234 officials resumed negotiations Sunday morning, after both sides reported serious progress on Friday and said they were close to a deal.

Now, there has been a significant change in the tone of the negotiations, and any deal that was on the table is now in jeopardy.

04/06/2014

SEPTA riders at the Norristown Transportation Center wait in frigid temperatures for a Regional Rail train. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Moves Proactively To Combat Cold, Keep System Running

With the frigid temperatures, SEPTA is taking steps to try to keep the system moving.

01/28/2014

SEPTA Market East around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (credit: Lynne Adkins/KYW Newsradio)

SEPTA Explains Why It Couldn’t Handle The Early Rush Hour Tuesday

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.

01/23/2014

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