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DRPA Moves on Plan to Reopen Franklin Square PATCO Station

The Delaware River Port Authority has approved a half-million dollars in its budget next year to study re-opening the Franklin Square PATCO stop. If opened, […]

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(UPDATE) Trains Halted After Someone Is Hit at 8th and Market

[Update 1:15 p.m.] The South Jersey Times reports that this morning’s medical emergency-related PATCO delay was the result of a rider jumping in front of a […]


Transit Roundup: Fans at PATCO Stops, Delaware SEPTA Petition and More

There’s so much tiny little transit news today I’m compiling it all into one post. Let’s do this, people. PATCO Will Soon Have Fans No, […]


You’ll Soon Be Able to Use Your Cell Phone on PATCO Underground

PATCO Speedline riders will soon be able to use their cell phones underground, following the installation of cellular transmission equipment in PATCO’s tunnels. There is […]

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New Jersey/Center City Commute to Be Hellish All Summer

Commute between Center City Philadelphia and New Jersey? Starting next week, your trip over the Ben Franklin Bridge is going to suck, reports KYW 1060’s Mike […]

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More Than 700 Evacuated from PATCO Train After Passengers Smell Smoke

Yesterday was a harrowing rush hour for commuters heading back to New Jersey. A PATCO train was evacuated after passengers smelled smoke, leaving hundreds of […]

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New PATCO Trains Got Rid of Beloved Front Seats

Here’s what the newly refurbished PATCO trains look like.

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Morning Headlines: Water Main Breaks, Camden Can’t Get a Break, More

• Rolling Stone magazine says Camden, NJ, is apocalyptic in an article written by one of the country’s most respected writers, Matt Taibbi. Victor Fiorillo […]

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Direct Connection from River Line to Atlantic City Opens Today

NJ Transit just finished a $40 million project linking two lines that will generally make life more convenient for the inflow/outflow to/from Atlantic City. From […]

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Feds Investigating PATCO’s Extremely Broken Elevators

Apparently, PATCO’s elevators are so bad the federal government is stepping in to investigate. (Is this the first-ever federal probe into elevators?) In August, the […]


R.I.P. Bob Machler, DVARP Co-Founder

Bob Machler, co-founder and former VP of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP), died Thursday after a stroke. DVARP is a nonprofit that […]

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Man Attempts Suicide on Tracks of Ben Franklin Bridge

Between 8:00 and 8:30 this morning a man stepped in front of a PATCO train on the tracks above the Ben Franklin Bridge, in an […]

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My PATCO Commute Is the Best Part of My Day

For a few years now, we have talked about the damage we do to our brains with our constant multi-tasking. I am a single mother […]

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PATCO: Photographers Are Probably Not Terrorists

In the post-9/11 world we live in, it’s become common for authorities to view folks taking lots of pictures of trains, bridges and tunnels as […]