Monday, January 10, 2005


The Delaware County Daily Times reported in today's editions that a SEPTA bus was reportedly leaking fuel while in service on the 113 yesterday afternoon. The fuel leak apparently happened somewhere along Pembroke Av in East Lansdowne and was traced over the 113 routing from East Lansdowne through Lansdowne, Yeadon, and Darby Borough.

"There was a pretty substantial stream all the way from East Lansdowne," running along Union Avenue, then along Lansdowne Avenue in Yeadon and past Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby Borough, said Epright.

Darby Fire Co. 1 spent about 45 minutes cleaning the streets with the assistance of Sharon Hill, Collingdale and Yeadon fire companies.

That must have made for a fun commute...

SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said the bus was not involved in an accident and the cause of the spill is under investigation. The Route 113 bus, which runs from 69th Street Terminal to Marcus Hook via Darby and Chester, was towed from the scene to prevent additional spillage.

Hmmm, shoddy maintenance comes to mind.

Oh, happy new year, SEPTA...

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