Monday, January 24, 2005


Not that some of these items haven't been posted in the guestbook, but some of the effects of the blizzard around the region included:

  • Numerous SEPTA routes were on minor detours, though the SEPTA web site never bothered to say where exactly most of these detours were taking place, which I'm sure led some people to guess where the buses were being diverted.
  • Naturally, the 35 was suspended through Manayunk and Roxborough, while the 27 was diverted off of Henry Av and onto Ridge Av. At the height of the storm, there was no bus service on Ridge north of Wissahickon Loop, affecting the 9, 27 and 65. The 65 was cut back to Wissahickon.
  • The 105 didn't operate through Overbrook Park; there was no word on the 106, but one would have to guess that was impacted as well (although it operates along Haverford Av as opposed to the Overbrook Park neighborhood itself).
  • There was no service on the 22, 55, and 58 into their respective portions of Bucks County due to road conditions; nor was there service on the 88 into Lower Moreland. The 22 and 55 apparently were not mentioned by SEPTA during it's reports to various stations.
  • Regional rail service was operating anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes late depending on the time of the day, but as best as we can tell, there was no suspension of service.
  • In South Jersey, all bus service was suspended Saturday afternoon south of I-195, except for 500-series local routes in the Atlantic City area (they weren't as severely affected as the rest of South Jersey). All bus service was suspended state-wide Saturday night as New Jersey declared a state of emergency and non-essential driving ban until 8:00am Sunday morning; additionally, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan was also closed.
  • NJ Transit rail service, including the Northeast Corridor, Atlantic City Rail Line, and the RiverLINE were still operating during the storm, but with delays.
  • LANTA suspended bus service in the Lehigh Valley on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.
  • There was no report of service suspension on DART First State service on Saturday (Sunday was unaffected because DART doesn't run on Sundays), however there were reports of localized detours.
  • Krapf's suspended all bus service on its lines after 7:00pm Saturday night and was operating with delays on Sunday.

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