Philly’s Still Waiting on the Rest of Those New SEPTA Rail Cars

SEPTA is still waiting on the last of its brand-spankin’-new Silverliner V rail cars that have been held up in assembly thanks to an issue with their doors. Back in ’06, SEPTA ordered 120 of the Silverliner V cars from a subsidiary of the Hyundai. So far, 113 have been received and 105 are operational. The remaining seven are stuck in assembly because they’re waiting on door components that probably won’t be ready until sometime in January. You’re all set to keep waiting since you’ve already been holding your breath for the planned smart card system as it is. [Inquirer]