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Philly commuters face disruptions due to rail car defects

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The transit agency serving Philadelphia and its suburbs is warning regional rail riders of possible major disruptions in the days and weeks ahead after the company had to take about one-third of regional rail cars out of service due to a structural problem.
   The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said all 120 Silverliner V cars were taken out of service after workers noticed a "slight lean" on a car and found a fractured beam in the suspension system. Only five of 100 cars inspected so far don't have fatigue cracks.
   SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel says there will be no problems on weekends and holidays -- but "Tuesday ... will be rough on our railroad customers."
   The company plans a modified Saturday schedule with service every half-hour during rush hours.

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