News, rumors, and other information on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
SNYDER TRAGEDY A passenger was struck by a Broad Street Line train at Snyder Station early yesterday morning. Hardy Sutanto, 54, of South Philadelphia, died after accidentally falling into the track area while looking for an oncoming train.
CONSTRUCTION BLUES While the bus-bridge service on the Regional Rail lines between the Center City stations and the R1 Shuttle are on hiatus until January, there is a construction inconvenience to deal with. The southernmost corridor in the West Terminal at 69 St (directly parallel to Market St) is closed due to instalation of an ADA compliant walkway. There is a similar configuration which was recently opened in the center platform corridor (next to the operators lounge and SEPTA Police office). The good news is that the fencing which effectively shut down a "short-cut" walkway between the island platform and West Chester Pike/LRV boarding area was reopened.
WINTER WONDERLAND With snow in the forecast tonight and tomorrow, there may be scattered delays in most of the suburban areas, particularly north and west of Center City. The common forecast that I hear is between 3 to 6 inches in the outer ring suburbs, and 1 to 3 inches in Center City and Delaware County. As many diehard SEPTA riders know, one of the first lines to go out of service will most likely be the 35. In the past, SEPTA issued a brochure that listed where detours would be in place in the event of heavy snows.