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#1 fairviewroad

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

A weekend inspection found cracks in load-bearing beams in two Market-Frankford Line cars, and work is underway to determine how widespread the problem is, SEPTA officials said Sunday.

SEPTA pulled 30 to 40 other subway cars from service after they showed indications suggesting they also have compromised components, SEPTA officials said. To run a regular schedule on the El at peak hours requires 144 cars,

 

 

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Between this and last summer's issue with the Regional Rail fleet, one might say that SEPTA is experiencing a crack epidemic.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

Or that SEPTA can't catch a break. (Oops.)

 

Plus the work stoppage in the autumn.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:16 PM

To be fair, SEPTA isn't the only PA transportation agency with a crack problem. The PA/NJ Turnpike bridge that links the two states across the Delaware River has been closed since January 20 due to....yes...a crack. It's expected to be closed for another two months, requiring a lengthy detour on a combination of surface streets and other expressways.






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