SEPTA getting closer to work starting on damaged railcars

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A SilverLiner V outside the SEPTA Overbrook Maintenance Facility.(Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)

A SilverLiner V outside the SEPTA Overbrook Maintenance Facility.(Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)

A solution to damaged rail cars is getting closer for the region. 

SEPTA’s Jeff Kneuppel says they are nearing approval for a fix to the Silverliner V rail car.

“Right now they are doing the absolute final design approvals and basically they are already cutting the new equalizer beams.”

Kneuppel says the goal is to start installing the new beams as soon as all the approvals are complete with help from manufacturer Hyundai Rotem.

“We’re still on track, right now Rotem is to start returning cars near the end of the month.”

In the meantime, SEPTA is still trying to find more trains from other transit authorities to fill in for the damaged cars until work is completed in either October or November.

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