Our SEPTA Nightmare is Getting Worse

Ride or Die or Both

Yesterday began SEPTA’s Long Road of Regional Rail Bedlam with timetable for an end in sight. With 120 RR cars out of commission, trains ran late and less frequently, were full beyond comprehension, skipped stations because they were too full, and all at full price. And its only getting worse as the people who turned their three-day weekend into a three-day week by taking Tuesday off are now back to work:

https://twitter.com/MarcBRObertson/status/750447094700208128

Not only do Regional Rail trains seem to run late as it is when it’s hot out, but now you’re crammed like sardines in a can that actually smells worse and is barreling down the tracks, full of people and their body heat, while the AccuWeather “RealFeel” is 104°:

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And the not-new website that lets you know if SEPTA is in bad shape has never been more useful:

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But hey there’s good news! A lot of people will be here for the Democratic National Convention soon, and the trains might not be back in service by then. I’m sorry. That’s not at all good news, but I just wanted to lead you on.

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24 Responses

  1. Philadelphia wants to avoid a repeat of 2000 when it arrested more than 400 protesters at the Republican National Convention, only to see most cases end in acquittals.

    Less than two months before the Democratic National Convention comes to town, a City Council committee has passed legislation letting police issue $100 civil fines rather than make criminal arrests for many nuisance crimes.

    The offenses include disorderly conduct, blocking a street and failing to heed a request to disperse.

  2. SEPTA has always been pretty horrible, but now it is even worse. SEPTA trains are late every day, but now they are even more late, especially with the added bodies packing fewer train cars.

    I’m not surprised. This has turned a 45 minute commute into a 2 hour commute for us to and from work. Yes, safety is your first priority, but attention to detail and “you get what you pay for” should also be included in that priority. You wouldn’t have these problems if you did your job when you were supposed to be doing it to begin with. Philly seems to be all about cutting corners and spending as little money as possible on the things that matter most to this city — or should matter most to this city. Our public transportation system is laughable

  3. “Yesterday began SEPTA’s Long Road of Regional Rail Bedlam with timetable for an end in sight.”

    Jim no write good.

  4. Why don’t these people buy a god dam car and drive to work. Where do you go to bathroom on a septa train?

  5. Between cars, nothing bad can happen there. What is this, The Jackass show on MTV.

  6. You mean that giving Septa all that money by raising tolls on the turnpike till 2021 didn’t work?

  7. Ahh! Ha! Ha! Ha! Fuck ALL you Philly drivers! You all deserve this dumb shit for coming over here every fuckin’weekend clogging up our fuckin’roads! We can’t even get the fuck out of our driveways some days! All the people whose lives you fuck up every weekend are LOVING this! Ahh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

  8. thats what u get from a filthy run dumbocrat shitty city! Build a fucking wall around city center so the “citizens” don’t get out! fucking democrats toolbags! holla u know it shemika!

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