SEPTA Service Continues to be Suspended

SEPTA originally announced a 24 hour suspension of service (which passed early this morning), but is now saying service could be partially restored by 10:00 a.m., but basically it is suspended until further notice. From SEPTA’s website:

“There are number of challenges resulting from the storm, which has delivered snowfall totals that exceeded forecasted amounts,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. The snow has pushed the expected 4 a.m. start time to 10 a.m. for many of our services, and even longer for certain routes and lines.

“The storm’s high winds are creating significant snow drifts that are covering track areas, impacting the operation of third rail power, switches and other key equipment. We are continuing to run pilot trains to clear tracks, and have crews dispatched throughout the system to address infrastructure needs,” Knueppel added. “With the Snow Emergency still in place, we are working in close cooperation with the City of Philadelphia, as well as the counties, municipal governments and our other partners throughout the region on efforts to clear snow and ice from roadways critical to our operation.”

Specific to’s coverage area:

Bus: Service will be restored on a route-by-route basis starting 10 a.m. Sunday morning, with a focus on priority routes that feed customers to the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines. Priority City Routes include 14, 18, 21, 33, 42, 52, 56, 58, 59, 60, and 66. Priority Suburban Routes include 93, 99, 104, 108, 109, 110, 113, 124 and 125. Detours are likely where service is running.

Regional Rail: High winds, and resulting snow drifts, have resulted in problems with switches on both SEPTA and Amtrak lines. Service restoration will be based on conditions as we move through tonight and into the morning. We will give a more detailed update at 8 a.m. Sunday.

You can follow the status of the system on its website.


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