Silverliner V cars
Riders on SEPTA’s Silverliner V regional rail cars may wonder why two perfectly good seats at the front of the new cars are roped off with yellow tape.
SEPTA riders in the fiscal year that ended June 30th took an extra 13 million trips over the previous year. That’s a four-percent increase which puts the total number of trips in the year at 334 million — the highest since 1989.
This week the SEPTA board will vote on whether to borrow a quarter-billion dollars to pay for the new regional rail trains that are to be delivered this year.
Three cars were supposed to be ready Friday but have been delayed three to four weeks after production problems were encountered