News, rumors, and other information on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Wednesday, October 09, 2002
SEPTA workers performing track work along the R3 West Trenton line found the body of a 33 year old Bristol Borough woman Monday evening. Shortly before 7:00pm, workers found the body of Kristen Lynn Longhitano about 15-30 feet away from the Center City-bound tracks between Woodbourne and Yardley stations. Middletown Twp (Bucks) Police suspect that Longhitano, who has had several run-ins with police in Lower Bucks in recent years, may have been murdered elsewhere.
On a happier note, SEPTA sent it's new hybrid bus out to the Granite Run Mall in Lima on Monday as part of a transportation fair being sponsored by SEPTA and the Delaware County TMA. 5601H made an appearance in the Red Arrow territory as part of the fair, which was held to promote the recent route changes and new services in Western Delaware County.
The 113 and 115 buses will be re-routed off of Lansdowne Av in Lansdowne during mid-day weekday hours due to water main repairs being performed by Philadelphia Suburban Water. The affected area stretches from Baltimore Pike to Strafford Av and from Ballfour Cir to Drexel Av. Service on the 109 may encounter delays, but service will remain on it's normal routing.
El service between Frankford and Spring Garden will see shuttle bus service this weekend. The usual west end shuttle patterns will be in effect, with local buses between Spring Garden and Frankford combined with express buses from 15 St/City Hall to Frankford via Market St, I-95, and Bridge St, with a stop at Bridge and Torresdale.
ElDorado 4569, which was in a serious accident while in service on the 89 in March, is now back in service, sans bike rack. This bus was spotted on - ironically enough - the 89 (3426 block).