In the last week, SEPTA discovered cracks in three Silverliner cars, found the source and has a plan for fixing them.
Sounds pretty efficient for an agency whose slogan is “We’re getting there.”
The cracks were discovered recently in three of the new cars during an inspection at Hyundai Rotem’s South Philly plant. Fox29 reports today the cracks occurred during the welding of the jackpad to the car, creating a gap when the welding cooled.
At no cost to SEPTA, Hyundai plans to fix the cracks with some new steel. The work should be done in the next few weeks, and the cracks reportedly pose no safety risk.