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The roughly $60 million project that began last summer now heads into its second phase.

 


SEPTA to restore regular service by October 1

Aug 4, 2016
By David Wilson, via Wikimedia Commons

 


SEPTA will be returning its Silverliner V train cars to regular service starting later this month.

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50,000 people will be descending on Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center over the next week to attend the Democratic National Convention.

By David Wilson, via Wikimedia Commons

 


You should expect delays for the foreseeable future if you take the train between Wilmington and Philadelphia.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced this weekend that it’s taking all of its Silverliner V train cars out of service for emergency repairs. These trains make up a third of SEPTA’s rail fleet.   

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First State commuters looking to get home to Philadelphia a little faster after work are getting some good news from DART and SEPTA.

Two SEPTA regional trains leaving Wilmington for Center City Philadelphia will start offering express service next month.

DART announced Monday that the weekday SEPTA regional 5:15 and 6:15 pm departures will make that switch April 10th and Delaware Transit Corporation spokeswoman Julie Theyerl says it will cut riders commute.

Delaware's public transit service is postponing the final phase of its fare hike and some service and schedule changes until Valentine's Day in the new year.

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SEPTA and DART recently announced they will increase weekday, late-night round trips into and out of Wilmington’s train station.

The extended schedule will now include train arrivals from Philadelphia  and departures from Wilmington to Philly after midnight.

Alex Coppadge is a spokesperson for Mayor Dennis Williams. She says the city is excited about the additional service.

 

"Once you create more options, it also creates more opportunities for people to engage in your city, to enjoy your city," she says.

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Transportation officials want visitors from the south heading to Philadelphia for the Pope’s upcoming visit to take mass transit.

 

"Do not drive, number one thing. You cannot drive to Philly and get a parking place. This is a planned event for taking transit," said Gene Donaldson, a DelDOT official.