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SEPTA adds trains to depleted Market-Frankford line but delays continue

More than 100 cars were removed last week because of structural issues.

SEPTA has been running with fewer trains on its Market-Frankford Line during peak Flickr / camera_obscura

It was another slow-go Monday morning for commuters on the Market-Frankford line, a week after more than 100 cars were pulled from service when cracks were discovered in two cars.

The transit agency said it had added some cars to ease the delays on the line, which runs from Frankford to the 69th Street Transportation Center, but riders on Monday still reported overcrowding.


Cracks were discovered in the main support beams of two cars last week during routine inspections.SEPTA removed 110 cars that had similar indications of the damage.

Beginning Monday, SEPTA will alsoexpand the Key programby adding kiosksto all Market-Franford Line stations.

RELATED: Some still cling to tokens as SEPTA Key marches on

The Key, SEPTA's token-less future, is a reloadable chip card that has monthly, weekly, one-time and refillable options. While nearly all stations accept Key cards, SEPTA is moving forward in building up purchasing kiosks in every station through March.

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