PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s main transit agency says it’s on track to restore full service for Election Day after a contract disagreement with its union shut down buses, trolleys and subway trains for a week.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says trains were operating every 6 minutes on the Market-Frankford line and every 10 minutes on the Broad Street line for the Monday evening commute.
Limited service was restored on all bus routes by midafternoon. Limited trolley service also resumed.
SEPTA and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative contract agreement early Monday.
Transit officials say it usually takes 24 hours to have all its buses, trolleys and subway trains running after a shutdown.