Following months of disruptions and emergency repairs to some of its damaged rail cars, SEPTA will resume regular weekday Regional Rail service starting on Monday.
The rail authority has been operating since July with limited capacity after inspectors discovered structural cracks on about one third of its Regional Rail fleet.
On Monday, more than 50 repaired trains will be available for service. One hundred and twenty were taken off line after the cracks were uncovered.
The repaired trains, along with other trains SEPTA is now leasing from other transity agencies, will bring schedules back to normal.
“We are excited to bring Regional Rail service back to the level our loyal customers expect and deserve,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppelsaid in a statement.
Go to Newsworks.org for more details on the stress tests the new beams underwent.
Full story from Philadelphia Business Journal here.