SEPTA Working to Restore Full Service

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) SEPTA says they are working to restore full service after the blizzard of 2016.

"It was a 7:47 train and it took about an hour and 40 minutes to get to Suburban Station," said Craig Verani.

An evening train pulled into the Warminster station tonight. It let off passengers weary from a long commute this morning and for some an even longer one back home.

"They canceled the 5:33 they gave me no time. Then, I took the subway took the 55 bus to Warminster then I sat there and waited for this train so I can get home," said Anita Arndt.

Many mass transit riders had similar experiences as SEPTA tries to get back up and running after the weekend snow storm, Septa officials say, pounded tracks and rails.

"I got this schedule at Warminster this morning," said Michelle Dorrell waiting at the Jenkintown station. She says she was told to expect 10 to 15 minute delays.

"This morning it was even later. It was like 40 minutes late to Jenkintown from Warminster and right now it is 30 minutes late back to Warminster, " she said.

The other problem is some commuter parking lots had not been plowed.

"It doesn't even look like it was even attempted. I'm surprised because this does have a lot of stalls and I know a lot of people that do use this train," said Sara Groome.

Some say despite all the problems SEPTA was still the best way to avoid messy roads.

"The train was running and I was glad to get to work," said Verani.

A Septa spokesperson said some regional rail trains were canceled because of manpower issues. Also crews are expected to start at midnight clearing snow from some parking lots.

The latest SEPTA service updates 

http://www.septa.org/index.html

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