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July 02, 2016

SEPTA finds 'significant structural defect' in Regional Rail cars

Transportation SEPTA
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This image shows a SEPTA train.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is pulling a third of its Regional Rail cars after finding a "significant structural defect," according to media outlets.

The transit agency announced Saturday that all 120 Silverliner V cars are currently out-of-service for inspection.

The removal of cars from the fleet will not affect service through the Fourth of July holiday, SEPTA officials said.

However, contingency plans are being developed for regular weekday travel as repairs must be completed on the Silverliner V cars.

According to, SEPTA employees observed some cars leaning off-center. The transit agency pulled the cars while an investigation determines what is causing the problem.

SEPTA officials have scheduled a press conference for Sunday to provide further details.