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SEPTA buses to replace rail service during bridge work


The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will replace rail service with shuttle buses for the next 10 weeks along a segment of the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line as part of the Media/Elwyn Bridge rehabilitation project.

The shuttle service will begin tomorrow and continue each weekend through Nov. 23, replacing rail service between the University City and Elwyn stations, according to a SEPTA press release.

The work is part of SEPTA's plan for major capital improvements along the Media/Elwyn Line. During the first phase of work, SEPTA forces and third-party contractors will replace bridge timbers and make structural improvements to the Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek Viaducts, in addition to track and power system improvements.

The fall work is one of the first phases of SEPTA's "Rebuilding for the Future" infrastructure, investment and revitalization program that addresses a $5 billion backlog of projects, including bridge replacements, substation overhauls and station improvements. This project is one of the first construction projects utilizing funding from the state's transportation funding law known as Act 89.

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