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Monday Service Affected After Cracks Found In SEPTA Market-Frankford Line Cars
Monday Service Affected
After Cracks Found In SEPTA Market-Frankford Line Cars
February 5, 2017 5:24 PM
Filed Under: Market-Frankford Line
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Riders will have their commute affected Monday after cracks were found in SEPTAs Market-Frankford Line cars. Two SEPTA Market Frankford cars have been taken out of service this weekend after cracks were found.
Beginning Monday morning, between 30-40 more will be removed, SEPTA officials tell us this is for safety reasons.
SEPTA officials say about one-third of its fleet will be taken out of service Monday.
SEPTA will hold a press conference updating the situation Monday at 1:00 p.m.
SEPTAs Carla Showell-Lee said they are working to make this inconvenience as smooth as possible for riders.
People should know that the Market Frankford Line trains will continue to operate between 69th Street Transportation Center and the Frankford Transportation Center, she said. Were gonna have shuttle buses, about 60 out there between the peak hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and then 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at select stations.
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SEPTA TRANSPORTATION ALERT
SERVICE ADVISORY | Market Frankford Line – Supplemental Bus Service: Adjustments to the Market Frankford Line will be in effect beginning Monday, February 6, 2017. Visit the Market Frankford Line Supplemental Bus Service page for additional information
The Market-Frankford Line runs as Night Owl bus service between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Board buses on street level at designated Market-Frankford Line Night Owl bus stops.
Effective Monday, February 6, 2017
A crack in a body bolster (a main load carrying structural beam) was uncovered this weekend on one Market Frankford Line car undergoing a scheduled vehicle overhaul. Subsequent inspections revealed an additional car with a crack. In the interest of safety, we took a proactive measure to temporarily pull from service some of the fleet that have indications of a crack. All Market Frankford Line trains currently in service and those that will be in operation on Monday have been inspected. Having taken this step, adjustments to Market Frankford Line service will be made beginning with Monday, February 6, 2017.
Market Frankford Line trains will continue in operation between 69th Street Transportation Center and Frankford Transportation Center and will make stops but we will be 30-40 cars short of the 144 needed to run regular, weekday peak hour service levels.
During AM and PM peak travel hours we anticipate the trains and platforms will become very crowded. To ensure the safety of customers we will supplement Market Frankford service with shuttle buses, serving select stations, during the AM Peak – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and PM Peak – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (see details below).
SEPTA will have personnel at each station, during the hours noted above, monitoring crowding conditions. They will determine if customers can be directed to the train platform or to the shuttle bus but we ask you to be prepared to use a shuttle bus if you are traveling from one of the stations noted below.
This remains a fluid situation and we will continue to keep you updated on any service changes and the work to return cars to the fleet.
General Service Information
A & B stop service will be suspended
If you are directed to the Supplemental Shuttle Bus during AM/PM peak travel times, please board at the designed Market Frankford Line Owl Bus stop for that station
Midday and Evening service will operate as scheduled
Owl Bus Service will operate as scheduled
For some customers traveling to/from Center City and West Philadelphia, SEPTA Trolley service may be an alternate option for travel
Travel from 69th Street Transportation Center
AM Service – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Regular service will operate, making all stops, beginning with the first train leaving at 4:45 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Beginning at 6:00 a.m., Market Frankford trains will continue operation from 69th Street TC and will make stops at Millbourne, 63rd Street, 60th Street, & 56th Street. Customers getting on at these stops will be able get off at their regular stop anywhere along the Market Frankford Line
Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 52nd Street and will make stops at 46th Street, 40th Street, 34th Street, 30th Street, & 15th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms. Any customer using the shuttle bus, traveling to a station east of 15th Street, will transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 15th Street for continuing travel
Travel towards 69th Street Transportation Center
PM Service – 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Customers can board westbound Market Frankford Line trains, heading towards 69th Street, at all stops before 30th Street
Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 30th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms, and will make all stops at 34th Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 56th Street, 60th Street, 63rd Street, 63rd Street, & 69th Street
Travel from Frankford Transportation Center
AM Service – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Regular service will operate, making all stops, beginning with the first train leaving at 4:36 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Beginning at 6:00 a.m. Market Frankford train service will continue operation from FTC and make stops at Arrott Transportation Center, Church Street, Erie-Torresdale, Tioga, Allegheny, Somerset, Huntingdon, York-Dauphin, and Berks. Customers getting on at these stops will be able get off at their regular stop anywhere along the Market Frankford Line
Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at Girard and will make stops at Spring Garden, 2nd Street, 5th St/Independence Hall, 8th Street, 11th Street, 13th Street, & 15th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms. Any customer using the shuttle bus, traveling to a station west of 15th Street, will transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 15th Street for continuing travel
Travel towards Frankford Transportation Center
PM Service – 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Customers can board eastbound Market Frankford Line trains, heading towards FTC, at all stops before 5th Street
Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 5th St/Independence Hall and will make all stops at 2nd Street, Spring Garden, Girard, Berks, York-Dauphin, Huntingdon, Somerset, Allegheny, Tioga, Erie-Torresdale, Church Street, Arrott Transportation Center, & FTC, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms.
For Temple University Commuters and More
A few alternatives for Temple University Commuters AND OTHERS
Route 21 from 69th Street Terminal via Chestnut Street. (ONE BLOCK SOUTH OF MARKET)
Connect with any Subway Surface Trolley and go to 15th Street, Free Broad Street Subway Interchange
Route 23 from Market and 11th to Temple Campus
Route 43 from Spring Garden station of MF line to Broad Street
Route 15 from Front Street to Broad Street
Route 3 from Frankford Transportation via MF line route to Berks and then to 13th Street on Cecil B. Moore
Routes 1 or R via Roosevelt Blvd to Broad and then BSS to CB Moore station
Regional Rail from many locations to the Temple University Station for trains that stop there or to the 15th Steet Station and change to train
that stops at Temple or to the Broad Street Subway.
Also from Frankford Transportation Center Routes 3, 8 R and 26 directly connect with the Broad Street Subway
Route 57 Goes between Fern Rock and Market and Route 18 goes to the Broad Street Subway From Fox Chase via Oxford, Rising Sun and Olney Avenues.
Route 70 goes across many Northeast Philadelphia Lines via Cotman to the Fern Rock Broad Street Subway station including routes 56, 84, 66, 88, 20, 14, 1, 20, 58, 67 and 24 and also connects at Ryers with the Fox Chase Regional Rail Line
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