PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia-area's main transit agency has pulled its repaired rail cars from service after discovering a new problem.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority began returning some of more than 100 sidelined rail cars to service this month after making fixes to the suspension system.
But SEPTA officials said Monday that inspectors over the weekend found a design problem that resulted in occasional contact between old and new components.
Eighteen cars that had either been returned to service or were ready for service have now been sidelined again.
SEPTA say a design change is being made and those cars will be available later this week.
Despite the setback, the agency says it can get all cars in working order by mid-November as planned.
They were all pulled from use in July.