From WHYY: SEPTA suspends Wilmington-Newark rail line service after three employee deaths from coronavirus


SEPTA has ended rail service to Wilmington and Newark.

The regional bus, rail, and trolley system had already made substantial service cuts as passenger traffic plunged.

Traffic on the rail line to and from Delaware had dropped sharply as the state placed restrictions on out of state travelers that include 14-day quarantines for nonessential travelers.

In the meantime, employers either laid off or staff or had others work from home. Delaware pays a portion of the cost of the Philadelphia-Delaware line, which also serves suburban areas in Pennsylvania that have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

The route, in normal times, runs from Newark to Churchmans Crossing near Delaware Park to Wilmington and Philadelphia.

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SEPTA to close stations, dramatically reduce service as coronavirus death toll rises

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