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SEPTA Announces Service Interruption Guide

Threatened Strike Would Stop Most Service In Philadelphia

October 28, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA - With the possibility of a transit strike this weekend, SEPTA is releasing a Service Interruption Guide to help customers prepare for possible disruptions to their commutes

Transport Workers Union Local 234 threatened to strike by the end of the week if it has not reached a contract agreement with SEPTA for City Transit Division workers. Negotiations are ongoing, and SEPTA remains hopeful a deal will be reached and a strike averted.

A strike would bring most SEPTA services within Philadelphia to a stop, including all City Transit subway, bus and trolley service. Most bus and trolley service in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties would continue and follow regular schedules. Frontier Division buses would not operate in the event of a strike.

Regional Rail service will also run in the event of a strike, and extra service on certain lines may be added to accommodate additional riders. Regional Rail customers are advised to purchase tickets well in advance of their trips, as Regional Rail service will see an influx of thousands of riders.

The following services would not run in the event of a TWU Local 234 strike: Broad Street Line and Broad-Ridge Spur; Market-Frankford Line; all City Transit bus, trolley and trackless trolley routes; Frontier Division bus routes.

The following services would run in the event of a TWU Local 234 strike: Regional Rail; Victory Division buses, with modifications for buses into Philadelphia; the Route 101 & 102 Trolley Lines; the Norristown High Speedline; LUCY service (Green and Gold), with regular routing from 30th Street Station to select University City destinations; Paratransit CCT Connect service for registered ADA and Shared Ride customers

For SEPTA's full Service Interruption Guide and other related information please visit www.septa.org/sip

Information is also available through SEPTA Customer Service by calling 215-580-7800.