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September 22, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Power problems again caused problems on SEPTA's Regional Rail lines during this morning's rush hour. SEPTA reported delays of up to an hour on the West Trenton line and 30 minutes on all other lines. Sylvana Hoyos, a SEPTA spokeswoman, said a fuse problem at the Jenkintown station caused the systemwide slow down. The problem was later fixed and trains were running on or close to schedule, she said. Twice last month, power problems disrupted service on SEPTA Regional Rail as well as on Amtrak and NJ Transit trains operating on the Northeast Corridor.
NEWS
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
NEWS
May 18, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Engineers who operate SEPTA Regional Rail trains will soon vote on authorizing a strike, the national office of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said Friday. The engineers, as well as SEPTA railroad electrical workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 744, are in a federally mandated 30-day "cooling off" period that will end June 14. After that, it is likely that a presidential emergency board will be created to investigate the long-running labor dispute; that would delay a strike or lock-out by up to 240 days.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | BY NAVEED AHSAN, Daily News Staff Writer ahsann@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
A 21-YEAR-OLD man was struck and killed by a SEPTA Regional Rail train just south of the Noble Station in Jenkintown yesterday afternoon, officials said. The train, outbound from Center City on the West Trenton Line, struck the man on the tracks near Old York and Baeder roads about 4:30 p.m., said Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. No evidence of foul play was found at the scene, officials said, but an investigation into the man's death is continuing. Service was suspended until about 6:30 p.m. Nearly 500 passengers were transferred to shuttle buses to continue their travels during the service suspension.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Troy Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 24, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
A power problem halted passenger rail service between Washington and New York, including all SEPTA Regional Rail trains, for about an hour during this morning's rush hour. Amtrak blamed low voltage for the disruption, the second in two weeks to affect the Northeast Corridor. NJ Transit trains operating on the Northeast Corridor as well as on the railroad's Coast Line also were affected. Trains were moving again, albeit slowly, around 9 a.m. and delays lingered through the day. The power problem began about 7:45 a.m., according to Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole.
NEWS
July 2, 2006 | By Larry King and Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Human error appears to have been the likeliest cause of a rare, head-on crash yesterday between two SEPTA Regional Rail trains traveling through a Montgomery County neighborhood. There appeared to have been no mechanical or signal failures behind the mid-afternoon crash that injured about 30 people in Abington Township, SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said. Most of the injuries were described as minor; none appeared to be life-threatening. The four-car trains crashed shortly before 3 p.m. on a single-track section of the R2 Warminster line, between the Roslyn and Crestmont Stations.
NEWS
November 4, 2005 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Already weary SEPTA Regional Rail commuters suffered another indignity yesterday evening when downed wires near 30th Street Station forced hours-long delays on the overburdened system. "These are Amtrak wire problems," a SEPTA spokesman said of the delay that began around 5 p.m., just at the height of the homebound rush. The delays caused a large backup of passengers at the Market East and Suburban Stations in Center City. At the Market East stop, commuters queued up in cattle-chute lines outlined by yellow ropes as message boards explained the reason for the delay, and SEPTA employees worked the floor giving verbal assistance.
NEWS
December 13, 2011 | Staff Report
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.
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NEWS
June 16, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Aubrey Whelan, Claudia Vargas, and Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writers
Updated Sunday, 6 a.m.  Regional Rail service is back; all workers scheduled for the Sunday morning shift showed up, says Jerri Williams, SEPTA spokeswoman. Previous story: President Obama signed an executive order Saturday evening, appointing an emergency board to mediate the SEPTA labor dispute, thus averting a lengthy strike. All 13 SEPTA Regional Rail lines should be back to normal operating schedules Sunday morning, transit agency spokeswoman Jerri Williams said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a recent rush-hour Market-Frankford train, a woman lugging a large bag settled into a spot just inside the doorway - or, more precisely, blocking it. As the next stop approached, a man yelled "Coming through!" and tried to squeeze by. She suggested he wait his turn; he suggested she calm down. Bickering ensued. SEPTA ridership is up, but, given scenes like this, some would say common courtesy is not keeping pace. Passengers who a decade ago might have had a couple of seats to themselves are now being packed in more tightly than ever.
NEWS
May 18, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Engineers who operate SEPTA Regional Rail trains will soon vote on authorizing a strike, the national office of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said Friday. The engineers, as well as SEPTA railroad electrical workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 744, are in a federally mandated 30-day "cooling off" period that will end June 14. After that, it is likely that a presidential emergency board will be created to investigate the long-running labor dispute; that would delay a strike or lock-out by up to 240 days.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | BY NAVEED AHSAN, Daily News Staff Writer ahsann@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
A 21-YEAR-OLD man was struck and killed by a SEPTA Regional Rail train just south of the Noble Station in Jenkintown yesterday afternoon, officials said. The train, outbound from Center City on the West Trenton Line, struck the man on the tracks near Old York and Baeder roads about 4:30 p.m., said Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. No evidence of foul play was found at the scene, officials said, but an investigation into the man's death is continuing. Service was suspended until about 6:30 p.m. Nearly 500 passengers were transferred to shuttle buses to continue their travels during the service suspension.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA's Regional Rail lines were experiencing numerous delays and some cancellations Friday night because of crew shortages, an agency spokesman said. "We are confident we'll get people home," albeit with "significant delays," said Andrew Busch, the spokesman. "We have, unfortunately, some manpower issues, some crew shortages," Busch said. "We've had to cancel some trains. " What resulted was a "cascading effect" slowing down service "throughout the system," Busch said. No lines have been canceled for Friday night.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai and Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
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