By Tim Jimenez
GLENSIDE, Pa. (CBS) — SEPTA delays and overcrowding on the regional rails continued for the morning rush, but the agency says things have improved since they adjusted their schedule after putting leased rail cars into use.
Several trains bypassed stations during the rush, according to SEPTA, at least one of them, flew by the station at Glenside after it was turned into an express.
And because of the slowdown on the rails, passengers are switching up their routines. Like Jim, who normally takes the train from Jenkintown. He switched to Glenside.
“Hoping that it’ll be an easier way to get out of the parking lot this evening because Jenkintown was absolutely horrendous getting out.”
And it’s not just the congestion at the Jenkintown lot on the way home, but trains kept passing him by at Jefferson station.
“Getting home yesterday took two hours instead of 45 minutes.”
So, he’s also thinking about hopping on board at 30th Street Station instead.
A huge inconvenience but he says that a little extra hustle gets him home at a decent time.