May 7, 2016
NJ Transit's River Line service has resumed after a morning collision between a train and an SUV in Riverton left four people injured, the transit agency said. The light-rail train had struck an SUV on the tracks at about 10:10 a.m. Thursday near Main and Broad Streets. Service had been suspended for about two hours between Palmyra and Cinnaminson before resuming at 12:20 p.m. Riders were advised to expect delays while service returned to normal. Four people were injured in the accident - the driver and passenger in the SUV as well as two people on the train, authorities said.
June 5, 2014 |
When SEPTA starts running all-night subway service this month, most of the stations will not be staffed. Cashiers will be on duty at 16 heavily used stations, but at the other 34 stations, passengers will be directed to pay the train operator. The operators will handle tokens, passes, transfers, and cash. But they won't make change. Uniformed and plainclothes transit police will be at many stations and on all trains in an effort to assure passenger safety, SEPTA officials said Tuesday.
January 24, 2014 |
Dangerous cold gripped the region Wednesday as Philadelphia and neighboring counties dug their way out of the remnants of a record winter storm, and officials said the harsh weather played a part in three deaths. Little relief is in sight. Subfreezing temperatures are expected to continue into next week, with only a brief respite Saturday. A wintry pattern could persist for the next two to three weeks, the National Weather Service said. A touch of snow is possible Thursday and Saturday, and perhaps something more substantial early next week, forecasters said.
September 19, 2013 |
More PATCO delays Tuesday, including a train halted on the Ben Franklin Bridge and others held up by copper-wire thefts, prompted new complaints that service on the commuter line is slipping. Already annoyed by broken escalators and elevators in stations, riders said Tuesday that the trains themselves have become less reliable. PATCO operates a 14-mile line between South Jersey and Center City, carrying about 10 million passengers a year. "Since early this year, it's as if PATCO stopped trying," commuter Cate Mahoney said.
March 22, 2013 |
PATCO passengers should not have had to wait for more than an hour on a train stranded over the Delaware River on Saturday with little information or assistance, PATCO general manager John Rink said Wednesday. Rink apologized at the monthly board meeting of PATCO's parent, the Delaware River Port Authority. "We could have done a better job of communicating with passengers . . . and with the general public," Rink said. "The train was stopped on the bridge far too long before the notification of DRPA leadership and the public.
October 11, 2012
This is not the time to consider cutting back on the increasingly successful Amtrak Keystone route between New York and Harrisburg by way of Philadelphia. But that service could be curtailed if negotiators for Amtrak and the state Department of Transportation can't agree on a way to cover costs. Amtrak must end its $8 million contribution on Oct. 1, 2013, under a 2008 law requiring Amtrak to shift operating costs to the states. The train operator would continue to cover infrastructure maintenance.
August 21, 2012
TONY SCOTT'S final movie was "Unstoppable," and I admired it so much I pleaded for an interview, and he was kind enough to grant one. To me, there was something particularly lovely, or loving, about the way U.K. native Scott had photographed the industrial byways of Pennsylvania in "Unstoppable," and I wanted to ask him about it. We ended up having a long conversation about our shared roots growing up in our countries' respective Rust Belts, about...
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.
April 18, 2011
Temple student hit by car A 19-year-old Temple student is in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after she was hit by a car near the campus last night, police said. The student was crossing Broad Street near Montgomery Avenue when she was struck about 9:45 p.m. The driver stopped and was being questioned by police. Getting Nutter nod Mayor Nutter was set today to endorse Marty Bednarek, a former member of the School Reform Commission, in the race for City Council's 6th District.