By now, you’ve heard or experienced first-hand the hell that SEPTA’s going through after discovering structural flawsin its Regional Rail cars, and subsequently putting a moratorium on one-third of its fleet.
That equates to a near 13,000-seat deficit. SEPTA will operate on itsmodified Saturday schedule starting Monday and running through, well, the foreseeable future. Extra lines on the Market Frankford and Broad Street lines will hopefully offset overcrowding, but for the Regional Rail’s 132,000 average daily riders, that won’t be much help.
So what happens when you combine rush-hour commuters in Philly with a perennially disappointing transit service? Hilarious tweets, of course.
Some didn’t hold back, using #SEPTApocalypse (and numerous expletives) to convey just how dramatic the situation has become:
Well, time to see what fresh hell this #Septapocalypse has wrought.
— Shannon Rooney (@sionnan) July 5, 2016
Including one guy who drew on pop culture to instill fear in the hearts of fellow riders:
Give #SEPTApocalypse a week and then this will turn into a real life version of The Purge with people trying to get trains. Just watch.
— Chris Jastrzembski (@_JASTdoit_) July 5, 2016
Perhaps #SEPTAgeddon is more your speed (not to be confused with the hit 1998 film with Billy Bob Thorton and Bruce Willis):
— Cait Costello (@caitcostello) July 5, 2016
And there’s always at least one Tin Foil Hatter…
SEPTA totally timed this service issue so they could fly under the Clinton Email Scandal radar. pic.twitter.com/GuPIylOF4S
— JCrooklyn (@JCrooklyn) July 5, 2016
But most people are just really angry.
@SEPTA you might as well change your name to SEPTIC because you are a big tank of shit.
— SP (@Seany_Eastside) July 5, 2016
I wish @SEPTA wined and dined me before it decided to fuck me
— Jon (@jondanielll) July 5, 2016
— londo (#1 Danza Fan) (@londoslastdance) July 5, 2016