PHILADELPHIA — SEPTA will begin replacing defective parts on 120 Silverliner V rail cars, about a third of its fleet, at the end of this month and plans to return 10 cars to service every week until November 12, The Inquirer reports.
SEPTA expects to have at least 40 railcars leased from other agencies, which should allow it to return to a regular schedule in about two months.
The 120 cars were almost all found to have cracks in equalizer beams, a part that transfers the weight of the car to the axles. The cracks could have posed a significant safety hazard if they hadn't been discovered by a SEPTA inspector. For the full story, click here.