PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As SEPTA works on replacing old regional rail cars by the end of next year, the latest cars to be added to the system aren’t ready to roll yet.
SEPTA is buying 120 state of the art Silverliner V cars from a South Korean company. One three-car pilot train has been running on the commuter rail system since October.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
Three more cars were supposed to be ready Friday but have been delayed three to four weeks after production problems were encountered at the South Philadelphia facility where final assembly of the cars is being done after being shipped from South Korea.READ MORE: Eagles Fans At McGillin's Old Ale House Disappointed In 'Embarrassing' Loss To Buccaneers
The new cars are being purchased by SEPTA for $274 million.MORE NEWS: Officials Across Delaware Valley Focus On Road Preparations In Anticipation Of Snow, Rain
Reported By John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio.