Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Update: Transit Stoppages

from SEPTA:

In the interest of public safety, with a hurricane of historic proportions approaching the region, SEPTA will cease all transportation operations at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

In addition, due to Amtrak Northeast Corridor shutdown, service will be suspended at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday on the following SEPTA Regional Rail lines: Wilmington/Newark, Paoli/Thorndale, Trenton, Chestnut Hill West, and Airport. All other SEPTA Regional Rail trips and other services scheduled after 12:30 a.m. Sunday will be cancelled.

Service is not expected to resume on any SEPTA modes of travel until at least mid-day Sunday, following damage assessments and repairs. Operations will resume on a route-by-route basis, based on conditions.

from PATCO:
PATCO President, John J. Matheussen, has announced PATCO will be suspending service late Saturday night into early Sunday morning with the last train leaving Lindenwold at 11:30pm on Saturday, August 27, and the last train leaving 16th & Locust at 12:05am on Sunday, August 28.
Depending on the severity of the storm, PATCO hopes to resume service Sunday Afternoon, August 28.
Matheussen points out SEPTA and New Jersey Transit have also suspended service because of the Hurricane. New Jersey Transit rail service will be suspended at 12 pm Saturday, August 27, New Jersey Transit Bus Service and Light Rail Service will be suspended at 6pm on Saturday, August 27, and SEPTA will cease operations at 12:30am on Sunday, August 28.

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