Trains

Philadelphia first responders outside of 30th Street Station.
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John McDevitt
June 08, 2019 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials are investigating after they say a "white powder" was located on an Amtrak train Saturday afternoon. Following the discovery, officials say, passengers were evacuated at around 1 p.m. from the Northeast Regional Train at 30th Street Station. However, the...
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PATCO.
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Mike DeNardo
May 13, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PATCO is scrapping its plans to cut train service and close stations overnight after backlash from riders. Commuters blasted PATCO's plans announced a week ago to reduce overnight service and close seven of the high-speed line's 13 stations overnight. So last...
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PATCO is giving facelifts this year to its three most-used stations.
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Mike DeNardo
May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starting May 13, PATCO will be running fewer trains overnight, which the transit agency says is a move to improve safety. PATCO is cutting back its overnight service from trains every 45 minutes to trains every hour. Coupled with the overnight closures of seven...
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Dreamstime
Kimberly Adams
March 02, 2019 - 10:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With a Winter Storm Watch on the horizon, Amtrak has announced that their Pennsylvania train service will be modified this weekend and into Monday. Amtrak announced Saturday that it will be modifing its Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service . They are also asking riders...
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NJ Transit
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David Madden
December 12, 2018 - 5:03 pm
NEWARK, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey Transit will buy 113 new passenger rail cars to ease ongoing equipment concerns and replace cars that are, in some cases, more than 40-years-old. But it’ll take a while before those cars go into service. These double-decker cars will be accommodating more...
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"Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails" opens Saturday at the Please Touch Museum.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 20, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas the Tank Engine has arrived in Philadelphia. A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Please Touch Museum, called "Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails," is sure to delight toddlers and young children alike. "This is the like Bono, John Lennon, rock star moment...
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FILE -- The first of SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotives are going into service
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Mike DeNardo
July 11, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The first of SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotives are going into service, in a move the transit agency hopes will improve reliability. As cameras captured the moment, train No. 901 pulled into the Chestnut Hill East station. It's the first of 15 new Siemens ACS-64...
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The Delaware River Port Authority says real-time train information on PATCO platforms is still about a year away.
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Andrew Kramer
June 16, 2018 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Starting today, PATCO riders traveling between Philadelphia and New Jersey will now have more options this summer thanks to a new expanded schedule. Previously... "On Saturday's PATCO ran a 20 minute headway and on Sunday's we ran a 30 minute headway," said PATCO...
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Photo Credit: Mike DeNardo
Mike DeNardo
April 17, 2018 - 10:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA will stop selling tokens at the end of this month, and soon afterward, the transit agency will begin charging for its reloadable "Key" card. If you don't have a SEPTA Key card yet, there are two reasons you may want to get one. Number one, SEPTA will no longer...
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