PATCO train passengers won't have to deal with rush-hour construction delays on Mondays until after Memorial Day, the commuter rail agency said Monday.
After delays, breakdowns, and a nerve-racking train evacuation last month, PATCO had suspended weekday track construction on the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The revised construction schedule announced Monday will restrict bridge construction work to between 10 a.m. Fridays and 4:30 a.m. Mondays.
But at some point after Memorial Day, things will get much worse for commuters.
Then, one of the two tracks on the bridge will be closed every day, all day, for at least two months. That will mean daily waits of up to 30 minutes for a train and increased crowding on trains.