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SEPTA Regional Rails

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Ice-Laden Trees Falling On Wires and Tracks Slams SEPTA Regional Rails

“We have people out there, working over miles of territory to clear trees and get things restored,” said SEPTA deputy general manager Jeff Knueppel.


(A New Jersey Transit bi-level rail car similar to those envisioned for use by Septa.  File photo by Adam E. Moreira.  Used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NJ_Transit_Multilevel_7014_on_Train_6651.jpg)

Septa Considering Double-Decker Regional Rail Cars

With more people using Septa’s Regional Rail lines, the transit agency is looking for ways to increase capacity.


(A lawn sign protests SEPTA's plan for a parking garage at the Jenkintown train station.  Photo by Brad Segall)

SEPTA Postponing Planned Parking Garage at Jenkintown Train Station

The plan to build a 700-space garage has been in the works for several years and has been the subject of contentious discussions between the transit agency and Cheltenham residents who live near the station.


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

SEPTA Wants Train Riders To Speak Up About No-Talking Rail Cars

Four years after SEPTA launched its “Quiet Ride” cars on certain Regional Rail trains, the agency is conducting a survey to find out if all that shushing has been worthwhile.


(A "Connector" shuttle bus is displayed in the King of Prussia business park in an effort to attract riders.  Credit: Brad Segall)

King of Prussia Promotes Shuttle Buses As Commuting Alternative

The nearly 20,000 employees who work at the King of Prussia business park but come from outside the Upper Merion area now have a new incentive to get out of their cars and onto public transportation.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Fare Hikes Take Effect

Get ready to dig a little deeper for that SEPTA ride. Fare increases went into effect on Monday.


(File photo: the 2011 Philadelphia bike race.)

SEPTA Prepares Special Services For Philadelphia Bicycle Race Day

There will be a number of bus detours around the course, so getting there could also be a challenge for spectators.


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Ongoing I-95 Roadwork Has Many Area Commuters Turning To Public Transportation

The continuing roadwork on I-95 south in Northeast Philadelphia is a massive headache to motorists, and that has many looking for alternatives.


(Mayor Nutter listens as Septa GM Joe Casey outlines service resumptions.  Credit: CBS3)

Much Of SEPTA Service Resumed, Except Regional Rails

SEPTA announced that much of its transportation system resumed service Tuesday afternoon and Regional Rail service will resume operations Wednesday morning.


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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.


(The Septa power substation at Wayne Junction.  Photo provided)

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.


(A Septa regional rail train.  File photo)

Underground Derailment Causes Delays on SEPTA Regional Rails Through Center City

Commuters can expect delays of about 15 minutes on all SEPTA regional rail lines throughout Friday night’s evening rush.