October 10, 2013 |
Living close to a SEPTA rail station is good for the value of your suburban house, according to a study for the transit agency. The overall benefit to Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties is about $7,900 per house, or $6 billion of total value added by the Regional Rail network in those counties, said the study by Econsult Solutions Inc., of Philadelphia. SEPTA released the study Tuesday as it continues to lobby in Harrisburg for increased transportation funding.
July 24, 2013
SEPTA SAW record ridership on its Regional Rail system last fiscal year with 36 million trips, the agency said yesterday. Ridership on the transit authority's 13 Regional Rail lines between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, was up 2.2 percent from the previous year. SEPTA recorded 337.9 million trips on trains, buses and trolleys for the year. That number was down about 2 million trips from the previous year, but includes a two-day shutdown due to Superstorm Sandy. SEPTA said Regional Rail ridership has increased 50 percent over the last 15 years.
July 24, 2013 |
SEPTA commuter trains had more passengers than ever in the year that ended June 30, carrying just over 36 million riders, SEPTA officials said Monday. The trend was mirrored nationwide, as public transit in general and trains in particular have been gaining riders in recent years. High gas prices, congested highways, relatively low fares, and a growing preference among young people for transit have all contributed to the rising number of passengers, transportation officials said Monday.
January 30, 2013
ON BEHALF of the Philadelphia Police Foundation's Board of Directors, I want to commend the Philadelphia Police Department, and specifically the Homicide Task Force, that so expertly and expeditiously investigated and charged the alleged perpetrator of the horrific homicide of Dr. Melissa Ketunuti in her Center City home. This crime created a sense of fear among residents of this quiet neighborhood, particularly for the many professional women living in this section of the city. Under the expert leadership and direction of Commissioner Charles Ramsey, First Deputy Commissioner Rich Ross and Capt.
October 31, 2012 |
Travelers continue to encounter obstacles today. Mass transit is slowly resuming and roads are being reopened. But many services remain closed and downed trees, power lines, and flooding continue to block roads throughout the region. The following list of transportation services will be updated as changes in service are reported: SEPTA: SERVICE LARGELY RESTORED TO NORMAL, SOME EXCEPTIONS. SEPTA services began returning at noon. The Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines opened at that time, running normal schedules.
October 31, 2012 |
All SEPTA regional rail lines will be working Wednesday, operating from the normal start of service in the morning on a weekday schedule, SEPTA announced Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, PATCO announced that service resumed at 6 p.m. tonight, with trains departing every half hour. Amtrak was to resume most service in the area Wednesday, though New York City service remains suspended because of tunnel flooding. NJ Transit said it would resume limited bus service Wednesday in Camden.
July 21, 2012
A 36-year-old man was killed by a SEPTA Regional Rail train Friday morning in North Philadelphia, the transit agency said. The man was struck by the northbound Lansdale/Doylestown train at 6:33 a.m. just south of the North Broad Street station, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident was under investigation and the man's name was not released. - Robert Moran
July 3, 2012 |
FAWAIZ CLEMENS and Christopher Henderson, both 21, traveled to Philly from New York City on Friday just to ride the last Silverliner II and Silverliner III cars in SEPTA Regional Rail service, making their final run from Suburban Station to Bala Cynwyd before, as Arlo Gutherie sang, "this train's got the disappearing railroad blues. " "I've been like this with trains since I was 2 years old," Clemens said. "I want to be a train operator or a bus operator or a cleaner or a custodian — just anything to work in a transit company.
December 13, 2011 |
A new SEPTA Regional Rail schedules go into effect on Sunday. SEPTA said changes include: Manayunk-Norristown Line Most weekday morning trains inbound to Center City will have earlier departure times. Glenside Combined Due to overhead wire replacement work, the following trains will no longer serve Glenside Station on weekdays and Sundays: Train 499 (4:29 a.m.) Train 403 (4:59 a.m.) Train 476 (1:03 a.m.) Substitute bus service will operate for trains 499 and train 403. Buses will depart from Glenside at 4:21 a.m. and 4:51 a.m. to connect with the train at Jenkintown.
June 20, 2011
A smoky electrical fire forced the evacuation of approximately 300 passengers from a SEPTA regional rail train and disrupted the commute for hundreds more Monday evening, an agency spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported when smoke on an outbound Thorndale-Paoli train shortly before 7 p.m. forced it to stop in Overbrook, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams. The train, which left 30th Street Station at 6:49, stopped less than 10 minutes later in Overbrook to let passengers off to wait for train service to resume.