Another delay for new rail cars

A new batch of rail cars already eight months behind schedule are now expected to be in SEPTA’s possession this fall, a transit agency spokeswoman said yesterday.

The first of an eventual 120 Silverliner cars were expected this month, after a delay pushed them back from their January 2010 initial arrival date.

Now, a “few” of the cars — which spokeswoman Jerri Williams estimated yesterday at about six — will arrive sometime in October. The cars are coming from a South Korea factory, made in part by Korean company Hyundai-Rotem.

Williams said yesterday she could not verify an exact number of new cars.

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