SEPTA running again in Philly, regional rails back up

    Mass transit service is returning to normal in the Philadelphia area after a massive hybrid storm forced a system shutdown.

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says regional rail service will be restored beginning today.

    Philadelphia’s Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines, surface trolleys and 80 percent of city bus routes resumed at noon Tuesday. About 60 percent of suburban bus service also began at noon.

    SEPTA officials had closed down the system all day Monday because of extensive rain and wind linked to Hurricane Sandy.

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    Regional rail lines had remained suspended Tuesday as crews worked to clear downed trees from the routes.SEPTA officials say riders may experience residual delays as service is restored Wednesday.

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