Regional Rail

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

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

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

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

(File photo. Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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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Commuters And Travelers Can Expect Snow-related Delays

With more than a foot of snow covering the ground, commuters should be prepared for delays on Wednesday.

01/22/2014

(30th Street Station. Credit: Dan Wing)

Smooth Ride Home For Philadelphia’s Holiday Visitors

AAA was projecting a decrease of about 1.5% in holiday travelers this Thanksgiving weekend, and that projection seemed to be right on at 30th Street Station on Sunday night, where travelers were enjoying a pretty easy ride home.

12/01/2013

SEPTA's Swarthmore Regional Rail station. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Riders Concerned About Pa. House’s Failed Vote On Transportation Funding

For most commuters who rely on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line, word of a failed house vote on transportation funding is concerning, as SEPTA has said it would have to stop service on this line in 2015 without additional funding.

11/19/2013

File Photo (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Study: Only One Third Of Workers In Center City Drive To Job

Nearly 40 percent of the downtown workforce lives outside the city and they, too, are abandoning cars.

09/10/2013

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SEPTA Board Expected To Pass Six Month Spending Plan

The Septa Board is expected to pass half a budget when it meets today.

07/25/2013

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Passengers On SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Face Boarding Changes This Weekend

SEPTA says the changes are due to a grade crossing replacement project at Indian Queen Lane in Philadelphia.

05/17/2013

(File photo. Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Shuttle Buses To Be Used Along Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Due To Track, Signal Maintenance

SEPTA announced Thursday that shuttle bus service will replace rail service along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line on Saturday and Sunday.

03/21/2013

(File photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Phasing Out Tokens By July 2014

SEPTA says it’s the last major US transit agency to use tokens. But, effective July 2014, tokens will be a thing of the past.

03/15/2013

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