SEPTA updates system status; riders asked to be patient

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The commute to and from work has been slow-going for people who rely on public transportation. (WPVI)

SEPTA has restored much of its service following the Blizzard of 2016.

Still, agency officials say riders should allow extra time and understand that while service has been restored on many lines, passengers should expect delays as the system slowly returns to normal operations.

SEPTA said about 70% of bus service had returned by noon on Monday. All Regional Rail lines are running, though with many delays.

"Delays can be expected all day, and some trains are short cars," said SEPTA's general manager Jeffrey Knueppel.

With all of the snow over the weekend, passengers didn't expect the commute to be easy.

"I have to go to Suburban Station and walk five blocks up to 18th and Spring Garden. My walk usually takes 10 minutes, I don't know what it's going to take today," said Neil Young of Glenmoore, Pa.

Below is an update of SEPTA service as of 3:30 p.m. Monday:

-Bus: The following routes are suspended until further notice: 2, 3, 12, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 39, 46, 47, 47M, 48, 53, 57, 62, 68, 71, 77, 88, 89, 90, 94, 95, 98, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133, 139, H, J, K, and XH. All other routes are operating, many with detours. Customers should check the System Status page at for detour information. SEPTA is coordinating with the City and counties to improve road conditions in order to restore additional service.

-City Trolley: Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 are operating on or close to schedule.

-Suburban Trolley: Routes 101 and 102 are operating on or close to schedule.

-Market-Frankford Line: Service is operating on or close to schedule.

-Broad Street Line: Local and Broad Ridge Spur service is operating. No express train service.

-Regional Rail: Service is operating on a weekday schedule, with trains experiencing delays of up to 45 minutes due to weather related issues. On the Paoli/Thorndale Line, there is no service between Malvern and Thorndale due to Amtrak switch problems.

-Norristown High Speed Line: Service is operating between Bryn Mawr and 69th Street Transportation Center only. Crews are continuing work to clear track and third rail between Bryn Mawr and the Norristown Transportation Center. Regional Rail service on the Paoli/Thorndale Line or the Manayunk/Norristown Line may be alternatives for some passengers.

-CCT Paratransit: Limited service will be available for dialysis, medical appointments and essential work personnel only on Monday and Tuesday. Customers should contact the Control Center at (215) 580-7720 if they do plan to ride or to inquire about the status of any pending same day trips. Customers should call CCT Customer Service at (215) 580-7145 for all other inquires.

-Parking: Parking spaces will be limited throughout the system, with many spaces unavailable due to snow piles in lots. In-house forces and contractors are working to plow parking lots throughout the system. Snow removal efforts will run at night all this week, with snow being trucked out of many lots.
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