UPDATE: SEPTA Regional Rail Is on Strike

SEPTA has released its contingency plans.

UPDATE, Saturday morning: It’s official:

ORIGINAL: In the event of a SEPTA strike this weekend by regional rail operators, SEPTA has released its contingency plans. A strike by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could begin as early as 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning.




A strike would only cause the shutdown of regional rail train lines. There is an alternate service page to search for alternate stations on your route. Travelers headed to the airport can take the Broad Street Line to Snyder and transfer to the 37 bus, or Route 108 from 69th Street. Or, y'know, a taxi.

SEPTA regional rail parking stations will be open and free throughout the duration of any strike. If they've already been purchased, customers can use their regional rail tickets on alternate SEPTA routes. The Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Norristown High Speed Line and the Route 101 and 102 trolleys will run with extra capacity between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Starting Sunday at 12:01 a.m., the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad Street Line will begin operating 24 hours on Friday and Saturday nights. This is expected to last throughout the summer.

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