Weather Slows SEPTA Morning Service
SEPTA’s regional rail trains were running as much as 40 minutes late this morning, thanks to the arrival of frigid winter temperatures.
Delays were afflicting all rail-based travel — regional rail, trolley service, and the Market-Frankford line.
As of 9 a.m., SEPTA was reporting:
• That all regional rail lines were operating on delays of up to 40 minutes.
• That the Market/Frankford line would be making only local stops — and even then would be experiencing delays of up to 10 minutes due to equipment issues.
• That Route 11 trolleys going westbound were terminating at Island and Woodland Aves due to overhead wire problems — and that Route 13 trolleys were experiencing delays due to Route 11’s problems.
• That rail service to the airport had been resumed, but that Trains #9415 and #416 between the airport and Center City had been canceled.
• That Train #7534 to Trenton is canceled. Train #9724 will operate with local service. Inbound service from Trenton was operating with delays up to 30 minutes.
• And that Paoli/Thorndale rail service is operating with delays up to 30 minutes due to signal problems. The results? Train #9506 will operate express from Wayne to Center City due to overcrowding, while Train #9532 will operate express from Paoli to Wayne.
• Similarly, on the Media/Elwyn line, Train #3226 will express from Swarthmore to Center City due to overcrowding, while Train #9340 will operate with local service.
Commuters reacted as you might expect:
— Debra Pierzynski (@Dpierzynski) January 5, 2016
Is there ever a season where septa isn't delayed? Slippery rail season, switch problems with hot and cold weather, etc..
— Christina Lafferty (@pixelated4u) January 5, 2016
This is an ongoing story. We will update as warranted.