Over the weekend, SEPTA announced its regional rail service will be operating on a modified Saturday schedule starting today, July 5. Approximately one third of SEPTA’s fleet of railcars are out of service due to a defect that was discovered early Friday morning and found to impact all Silverliner V cars.
The modified Saturday schedule will remain in place until further notice. SEPTA has alerted customers that they should expect crowded conditions on trains, and once trains reach capacity, they will not make stops to pick up additional passengers.
You can find the full modified schedule here. Transit riders are also encouraged to look into alternate forms of transportation using buses, trolleys and subways. Information on these alternate services to and from each rail station can be found here.
Please give yourself extra time if you travel using SEPTA services as the impact of losing one-third of their rail fleet is expected to be substantial. SEPTA is working with the manufacturer to address the issue but it is unknown how long the repairs will take.
If you have questions or concerns you may contact SEPTA.