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Septa Dealing With Slippery Rails Due To Autumn Leaves

We’ve all hit the skids on a pile of wet leaves, but the fall foliage also creates some slick conditions on the area’s railways.


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Septa Gets Big Federal Grant To Help Refurbish Its Wayne Junction Power Substation

“Power problems at Wayne Junction” is a phrase you often hear during KYW transit reports about delays on Septa’s regional rail lines.


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SEPTA To Suspend Sunday AM Service Due To Irene; City Opening Shelters

SEPTA will cease all operations early Sunday morning because of dangers posed to commuters and workers by Hurricane Irene.


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Transit Police In Philadelphia Suburbs On Alert For Catalytic Converter Thefts

According to court documents, 37-year-old Lewis Granger admitted that he used a battery-powered saw to get the converters off of at least a half-dozen cars, then sold them to a local scrap dealer.


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SEPTA Hikes Police Presence Amid Bin Laden Train Terrorism Alert

Septa is redoubling its security efforts in the wake of allegations that Osama Bin Laden wanted to derail commuter trains on the anniversary of 9/11.


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SEPTA Shows Off Its Newly Renovated Allen Lane Train Station

It took two years to restore the Allen Lane train station, which was built in 1885.


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SEPTA Wants Feedback On Proposed High-Tech Payment System

SEPTA is hitting the road to ask riders what they think about a new system for collecting fares.


SEPTA's budget problems have put upgrade and repair projects on hold.

SEPTA Budget Leaves Little Money For Repairs

SEPTA riders are not being asked to dole out for higher fares in the coming year, but the transit agency is warning that it is quickly running out of cash for station and equipment repairs and upgrades.


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Few Trains Today On SEPTA’s Norristown Line

After suspending service earlier today on its Norristown Regional Rail line, SEPTA says service on that line will be extremely limited for the rest of the day — including for the homebound rush hour period.



SEPTA Experiences Power Problems On Regional Rails

Trains on the Chestnut Hill West line, Norristown Line, and the Trenton Line were stopped in their tracks because of overhead line problems.


(A sampling of the new SEPTA Regional Rail schedules, with color banding.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

SEPTA Adding Color Coding To Rail Schedules

In the next printing of its Regional Rail schedules, SEPTA will be putting color-coded bands across the top of the timetables.


Winter storm dumps snow, ice, rain on region - January 18, 2011.

Snow, Freezing Rain Slow Commute Across Tri-State

Commuters around region are advised to allow extra time to get to work because of a winter storm that brought snow, ice and rain overnight.



SEPTA Adjusts Schedule For Christmas

On Christmas Eve, buses, trolleys, and subways run on a Saturday schedule and the regional rails will run on a Sunday schedule. Christmas Day city transit division lines run on a Sunday schedule and the trains are on a special timetable.


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UPDATE: Septa Temporarily Limits Thorndale-Paoli Service

Septa urged passengers to make alternate transportation plans for their homeward trip, if possible.


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As Leaves Fall, SEPTA Struggles With Slippery Rails

Think of it as nature’s “Slip ‘N’ Slide.”