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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> it is official. septa workers are hitting the pick lines. months of negotiations to keep them in walking off the job have failed. >> and this is the result chopper6 live is here at the cornwells heights train station. there in bucks county you see there it we're told the first regional rail train has just arrived at the station so if
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you were coming from the suburbs you could get there but getting further into the city you are on your own. half a million people in this spot trying to figure out are they going to be able to get a carpool, some sort of ride share. many people trying to walk where they need to go but it is a nightmare for a lot of commuters. >> good morning everyone, it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday, november 1st. septa workers walked off the job just after midnight and we are preparing you for what could be a chaotic morning commute. >> karen rogers of course is on top of all of this leading our live team coverage from the septa strike. she'll have more in a moment and the "action news" seem teem is spread out around the delaware valley. >> first the accuweather forecast and meteorologist, david murphy. >> and outside on the empty bus stop it's cool. if you're going to be walking this morning you definitely want to get that heavy coat on. take a look as we've got satellite slowing -- showing a lack of cloud cover. it is chilly to start out. we're down to 40 degrees in philadelphia and just 30 in
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allentown. 36 in trenton, 38 in wilmington, 33 in millville. philadelphia one of the higher numbers but still very cool. at least there's not much wind. and as we go through the day it stays on the cool side. lots of sunshine, a few clouds digging in eventually. 40 degrees by 7 o'clock. 46 by 10 o'clock and if you have noon travel plans you're looking at the mid 50. then a high of 62 at 3 o'clock and by 6 o'clock back down into the upper 50's. again not much wind lots of sun but cool today for day one of the septa strike. karen it gets warmer tomorrow. i'll have details on the seven day. for now it's all septa this morning for you. >> that's right and hundreds of thousands of people are waking up this morning trying to find another way to work. there is 79 different city bus routes. none are running right now. suburban bus routes they are running. the broad and market frankford subways, not running. septa trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36 not running. 101, weren't oh he two norristown high speedline they are running. we expect overcrowding and new details just coming in right now with some delays already
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starting. you can take the regional rails but we're not at full which is a is the yet for regional rails because of the earlier problems we had. so we have issues here with the regional rails. west trenton line just in 10 minutes late. lansdale doylestown line we've got a train that's 12 minutes late. chestnut hill east a train that's 13 minutes late so you can take regional rails but expect crowding and delays because of that. so here's a map of the regional rails. which i think is a good way to show you some of the problem and some other ways you could get to work. you can take the route 101, 102 trolley take norristown high speedline. get right to 69th street terminal no problems. but then you have nowhere to go. market frankford line not running. you can take the regional rails for some of your walk at this point so if you're walking over here between 30th and jefferson you can take a regional rail between those two points. here's patco. patco is running so that's still running. get on at patco and get on at 15th and 16th and get off at eighth and market so that will save a little bit of you your walk. taking the regional rails is going to cause some problems but they're adding extra trains to try to help with.
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that we'll see how this evolves. majors expect extra traffic. this is a live look at the schuylkill at montgomery drive. no major delays, expect extra people on the roads, parking garages everything is going to be at full capacity matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. let's get you started on where the septa negotiations stands. >> "action news" reporter annie mccormick is lie in front of the sheraton in center city. that is where septa officials and union leaders have had no luck hashing things out. they're supposed to to be back t the table but it's not clear if and when we'll see any progress. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. at last check there was nothing yet determined about what time they will go back to the table. last night shortly after midnight the president of local 234 the transit workers union said that they were open to negotiate throughout the early morning hours but at last check with a septa spokesperson there were no new negotiations overnight. well, take a look at this video. this is video of picketers at bustleton and benner.
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4700 plus local tw u2 34 members stopped work on the job around 12:01. septa suggested the union work through the negotiations and past the midnight deadline but the president of local 234 willie brown said they had to draw a line though in the sand after two years of negotiations and that's why they are striking. when they said and voted that they would do he so. now brown said that they did agree on a few minor things. driver fatigue however still an issue and healthcare but the main sticking point is pensions. now yesterday sources said both sides were millions of dollars app parter on that issue. a source said last night that management gets a pension on full pay while union workers get a pension on partial pay and that is what is the deal breaker. now brown did address the media shortly after midnight. here's what he he had to say. >> we have conceded on a lot of things. we've been working this for two years. you know, and the thing that gets me the most is when you consider pensions when you ask about the pensions we're not being agreed he dee. you know, i think septa
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slapped the riding public in the face slapped the taxpayers in the face when they told you that he going to do pension reform. instead of doing pension reform what they did was lined their pockets. >> reporter: now, septa released a statement and said in part that mr. brown walked away from a contract offer that would have provided his members pay raises enhanced pension benefits, maintained healthcare coverage levels and continued job security. now, septa also put in their statement that if this goes up until november 7th and it does threaten that septa will still be on strike for november 8th which is of course election day, that they will go to federal court and request an injunction since this is a federal election. now, at this point septa is saying they don't know how long that this could go on, the transit union workers saying that anything is possible as far as negotiations go. both governor wolf and also mayor kenney he are urging both sides to stay at the table and get this done. for now reporting live outside of the sheraton in center city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news."
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back to you. >> allall right, thanks for the latest annie. the philadelphia school district is open today in spite of the septa strike. more than 50,000 philadelphia school children who ride the trains buses and trolleys will have to find another way to get to school this morning. yellow school buses in philadelphia will continue to operate. students who normally ride septa but can't make it to school because of the strike will be marked as having an excused absence if you're tardy because of the strike your late arrival will also be excused. >> john rawlins is live at the 69th street transportation center in upper darby. john that is where what is running and what is not running converges this morning. >> reporter: that's right. normally 69th street station is a connecting point many people who live in the western suburbs or in delaware county will take buses or trolleys here then get on the el and head towards center city or west philadelphia. likewise folks in west philadelphia will grab a bus or the el head here and then connect to the trolleys and work where they work somewhere
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in delaware county. it's a normally smoothly running situation but not today. the city transit is stopped including the el since the strike is on in the city transit side. around the corner here is victory lane. some of the early pickets set up here overnight. about a dozen or so were there this morning. they were staying warm around the fire. they are -- many of these folks operate or maintain the market frankford line which of course terminates here at 69th street station. in the meantime though early commuters have been scrambling to find a work around all this. people have to get to work. >> frustrated but motivated. i have to get to work. >> reporter: dante lowry normally grabs a bus in west philadelphia and then transfers to a suburban trolley here at 69th street station. but with the strike that means there is no city transit operating this morning. >> just have to walk 17 blocks. have to walk 17 blocks see if
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a 104 is running. >> reporter: court he knee helms was leaded in the opposite direction from delaware county where there is bus service she was headed to west philadelphia where there is not. >> i came from ups hub and i'm going to 63rd and vine. >> reporter: so you were able to get a suburban bus here. >> and that's it. >> reporter: now you got to get home. >> yeah. >> reporter: how are you going to do that? >> i don't know. i guess i'm going to be walking. >> reporter: so, a lot of people looking at a a lot of different options none of them particularly attractive. some are cases where people have been walking 45 minutes to an hour. some people paying either for a taxi or for uber trying to get a friend to come up and pick them up. people are scrambling as they trio get around to get back and forth to work. live at 69th street station in upper darby, john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you. >> john thanks so much. another action cam shot for us right now showing all of the people waiting at the bridesburg septa station this morning in the frankford section of philadelphia. this is where you can pick up the trenton regional rail line which again is running but
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then when you get here some people might take a bus or might get on the frankford el line. those things are not running because of the strike so perhaps we're seeing so many people here at this hour at 6:10 in the morning because we don't have as many options for people to get to work and school. >> of course we're posting the information that you need at 6abc.com/septa strike as the situation develops check for live updates and a list of plans released by the city government schools buses and more. >> he -- so chilly in the morning commute. the evening might be too. >> i think there's a fair assumption to make a lot of people are coming in and then walking. it's going to be chilly this morning. storm tracker6 live double scan though shows us that we're dry. as we take a look outside we have tranquil conditions. not much wind out there so you get your coat on like you saw those folks on the regional rail platform we just showed you a moment ago and get ready for cool temperature. at least there's not a lot of wind in your face. your temperature in philadelphia has dipped to 40 degrees.
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just outside the city we have a lot of spots in the 30's. again winds calm right now but definitely cool enough for a pretty decent heavy coat. maybe some extra carry gear as well. we'll he see plenty of sunshine in a little bit and then there will be some high clouds streaking through at times today. overall we expect it to be mostly sunny. but it's cool. 39 degrees by 8 o'clock in philadelphia. by 10 o'clock 46 and by noon 54. if your kids are coming home from school without septa this afternoon look for a temperature in philadelphia of about 62 with light winds mostly sunny skies. actually not a bad afternoon to be walking around. then by 5 o'clock down to 60 and by 6 o'clock as matt mentioned we're back down into the cool zone with a temperature of about 58, 59 degrees. so, cool on the way into work, cool on the way home today. 62 is your high at about 3 o'clock in philadelphia. 60 in allentown. 61 in cape may. and actually not much of a difference in temperatures from north to south today. everybody looking at mainly sunny skies and cool conditions. your exclusive accuweather 7-day shows some changes he though. today's high 62, a flies start for november. tomorrow it's not going to be as bad if the strike is still
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going on. we're on or about 50 in the morning and an afternoon high of 73. and then thursday morning probably only down around 60, maybe a little bit below that also very warm and a high of 78 degrees. now, its problem on thursday afternoon comes with a cold front that could bring us a strong shower or a thunderstorm. maybe even some gusty storms in some spots on thursday afternoon and evening. then behind that system we are cooling down again. 56 is the high on friday. 60 on saturday. fall back one hour on your clocks when you go to bed saturday night. daylight savings time ends and then a high of just 59 on sunday. >> thanks, david. 6:12 now. our breaking coverage of the septa strike continues in just a moment. the walkout has halted public transit across the city. >> later new jersey drivers get ready to buck unat the gas pump. karen. >> we're already seeing volume on the roads. check out the delay on i-95 here at academy. that's your southbound traffic. a lot more people driving to center city. we're already heavy approaching academy to cottman because of the septa strike.
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we'll talk about what's running and not running when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:15. it is tuesday. chopper6 arrived at the septa temple university station. now again, all regional rail is still running and many
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regional rail services converge at this point right now but we're expecting a lot more people to be using that because you don't have all those other options with septa because of the strike with the buses, with the frankford el, with the subway. so, could be a lot busier here at the temple u station. >> people are already harried in the morning a lot of confusion and chaos out there. let's get you over to karen who has more he details on what you need to know. >> the thing about there temple station is that we normally see delays with regional rails heading to temple 'cause so many people do and we're not quite at full capacity. so even on a good day you would see delays and sometimes issues with overcrowding and this is not a good day. so expect even worse problems with that. so, this strike that we're talking about what do you do with no city buses running? no broad street subway? no el. trolleys not running? a lot of people turning to the regional rails. you may have to use regional rails in a way you don't northly. coming from northeast philadelphia usually take a city bus you can't do that but you can take the trenton line. the trenton shrine still running so you could take that coming in from the northeast
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and there are stops lots of them torresdale holmesburg. you can take those bridesburg all throws to come into the city. in north philadelphia and you usually take the broad street subway that's luge if that's not running but you can get to the broad street station that will help you. that's at north broad and lehigh avenue and there are lots of as muchs running through that station and they could take you right to jefferson he so that can cut out some of your problem so there are some ways around it but you're going to have to use the regional rails maybe in a way you're not used to and maybe you don't want to because there have already been issues with overcrowding with regional rails. not quite at full capacity after the problems they noticed with the silver liner cars. it's not going to be easy. we'll be here around the clock on the air and online. now looking at your majors expect extra congestion. this is 295 looks busy here approaching rancocas woods. we had an accident there was on the median. now one of the cars off to the shoulder so watch for that if you are on 295 here heading northbound towards mount holly. in evesham township burlington county we've got elmwood road
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shut down between green brook drive and lanny lane. an accident in lower providence as well hitting some of the suburbs on germantown pike at old cross keys road. your majors we'll expect some heavier delays. let's take a look right now at the temperatures through the region. it's a cold morning to be waiting for a bus. quakertown 29 degrees. pottstown 29. 40 degrees in center city. if you're trying get on a crowded train, 31 in hammonton, 36 degrees in dover, delaware but at least it's dry, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. and we continue our live team coverage with "action news" reporter bob brooks he's live at the olney station on the 5400 block of mascher street. bob, the situation there has changed from the last time we checked in with you. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. it definitely has. people are steadily starting to come in here. a large group of people just got pick up by the regional rail line none of which these people ride this on a regular basis. this is all just part of their inconvenience in their routine this morning trying get into the city. i want to bring up some video here. you'll see that first train coming in here picking these
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people up and before they went on i walked up to that platform, i asked them if anyone rides the regional rail line on a regular basis. they all paused for a second looked at he me like you a crazy and then they all proceeded to yell at me no, that twenty three didn't. i also spoke with two riders, one who had to get up almost an hour early, walk 40 minutes down here to olney he to catch this train into the city. the other his son really depends on septa to stay on schedule. here's why. >> he has autism and so he's used to a regular routine. now he has to just totally throw things out. >> reporter: do you live around here? did you have to come far. >> i live in hunting park. so it took me 40 minutes to walk from hunting bark to here. >> reporter: that had to be cold. >> yeah but i'm pretty well bundled upism i'm sure that wasn't a fun experience. >> no it's not. at least i have a way to get into work. a lot of workers don't want to try to get to work. >> reporter: at least he is staying optimistic.
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a look live out at the platform here in olney, you can see a bunch of people starting to gather around waiting for that next train. i can almost began he tea that none of those people typically ride this train during this time. another option that you have is uber pool. if you're familiar with the ride share app uber, uber pool expanded their service to cover the entire septa system through the strike. that's something to keep in mind. it's a lot cheaper than regular uber. uber pool is 65 percent cheaper so in order to get around during the strike you might want to keep that in mind to keep your costs down. reporting live in olney, bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> thanks bob. we want to know how the septa strike is impacting you. share your commuter stories with us by using the #6abcaction on social media or you can e-mail us directly at join the action at 6abc.com. >> ♪ oh, look...
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. the action cam is live here bridesburg station there in the frankford sec of the city. we've just seen a regional rail train pull up and it's already packed people trying to force their way on. their next stop is supposed to be temple. you can only imagine so many more people there trying to get on and in some cases karen you have been telling us be ready for the train to just overshoot you and keep going because it's going to be packed full of people. >> they've added extra service to try to stop that from happening but this is one of those situations we're all watching to see how it's evolving. problem is those trains have already been overcrowded even before the strike as you head especially towards temple. so here are some of the latest. the airport line already reporting 10 minute delays on that train. media elwyn 16 minute delays. west trenton line 21 minutes
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delay with the west trenton line already: lansdale doylestown 12 minute delay. trenton line tender minute delay. already seeing people trying to make regional rails. already getting overcrowded because of everything not running. now we're looking at the schuylkill. this is at girard. that's your eastbound traffic headed towards center city already slow. expect extra delays, expect the parking garages to be full. this really affects everyone whether you're driving or taking mass transit. new northeast extension northbound past lansdale accident on the shoulder. david we're hearing it's involving a vehicle fire. >> he zero boy. all right karen the yellow school buses are still running this morning in the city. 41 degrees on the bus stop by 6 o'clock and probably down to about 39 by 8 o'clock and if the kids do usually take septa and they have to walk better dress them warming because that's what they're facing this morning. in the afternoon lots of sunshine, not much wind out there this morning. we expect the winds to he remain light. 54 degrees by noon. 62 is your high by 3 o'clock
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but if you're doing that evening commute it's still going to be cool again by 6 o'clock down to 57 degrees. we'll be back with more on the septa strike and our top stories. z254jz zi0z y254jy yi0y
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the hundreds of thousands of people who take city buses, subways and trolleys in order to get to work and to school. and even if you normally drive, that will not necessarily save you. you can expect to see a lot more traffic out there on the road today. >> good morning everyone, 6:30 on this tuesday november 1st. >> let's go on topher to karen rogers. she'll be leading our o team coverage of the septa strike and we have reporters fanned out across the city talking with commuters and keeping an eye on any progress on contract talks. >> we'll get to all of you in a moment. first up dave murphy and the accuweather forecast. david. >> if you are without septa and you're hoofing it this morning it's going to be coolly so dress warmly. sake a look at satellite. we have lack of cloud cover. it looks like a little bit more might try and inch into the region a little later this morning but we'll start out sunny he in a little while. temperatures are cool, though. we're down to 40 degrees in philadelphia. and just 30 in allentown. 36 in trenton. 38 in wilmington. 33 he in millville. 46 in cape may. in the city though pretty cool. there's not much wind so that's g as we roll through the day over the next 12 hours
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you're looking at a cool one. 40 degrees by 7 o'clock, 46 by 10 o'clock. by plan to a little better, 54 degrees and then the afternoon features sun with mixing clouds. a high of 62 degrees so if your kids are coming home at 3 o'clock and they normally take septa now they got to walk it's any other a bad afternoon for that. 6 o'clock back into the upper 50's and temperatures starting to go down from there. karen looks like there's a bump up in numbers for the next couple days which could help commuters without septa and we'll check that out in the seven day. >> the thing about this strike is it seems to be affecting everyone. obviously if you take septa in the city it affects you. regional rail already seeing delays. already seeing extra traffic on the roads. really impacting any way you get to work. city buses not running, 79 different bus routes none of them are running. suburban buses they are running. broad and market frankford line not running. septa trolleys 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36 not running. the 101, 102 norristown high
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speedline they are running. but when you take regional rails a an option already experiencing problem. the problems from the summer haven't been resolved. already seeing delays here. the wilmington newark line 10 minute delays, 21 minute delay already on the west trenton line train 313. paoli thorndale 11 minutes late. trenton 10 minutes late. look at the chestnut hill west a 40 minute delay right now. you've been outside waiting for the train for 40 minutes. if you're on train 812. so already seeing problems right now. this is new and just coming in and we're going to be here as this all evolves so we can see how to deal with it. you splay to use regional railing in a way you haven't before if you're able to get service and you're not talking about overcrowding issues. so the problem is the 101, one oh he two, right, they're running. norristown high speedline they're running. take there no problem to 69th street. then you get there and nothing is running so you have no options. you can't take the market frankford line. to try to cut some of your walking out take the regional
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rails and you can take them between 30th right here and jefferson to cut out some of your walk patco is running get on at patco at 15th, 16th get off at 18th and market. i just want to show you some of these roads. already seeing heavier delays than we would normally he see. this is i-95 add woodhaven. that southbound traffic not usually this jammed at this point. jammed from woodhaven to cottman and from the betsy ross bridge to girard so we'll be following this through the morning matt and tam. >> good to have you here. thank you, karen. team coverage continues with annie mccormick live at the sheraton in center city. >> which is where septa officials and union leaders have been trying to hash this out. last talks were last night and we're told the tone of them was tense. annie, what is the update and what can we expect today? >> reporter: yeah, tam, at this point this really boilings down to pensions. that is what is putting this really at a halt and what is leading everyone to a strike at this point. now shortly after midnight the union president said that he
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would continue negotiations throughout the early morning. however, a spokesperson from septa told me this morning that there were no new negotiations overnight. well, take a look at this video. this is video of some -- one picket line that we're seeing in the northeast. there are many that we're expecting across the city. this is at bustleton and benner. more than 4700 workers are part of tw u2 34. they stopped work on the job at 12:he 01. septa suggested the union work through the negotiation and past the midnight deadline to keep services running. the president of local 234 willie brown said they had to draw a line in the sand after two years of negotiations and they said that they had to strike. now, brown said they did agree on a few minor things. driver fatigue, however, is still an issue and so is healthcare but like we said earlier, the main sticking point is pensions. yesterday sources said both sides were tens of millions of dollars apart on that issue. a source last night said management gets a pension on full pay while union workers
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get a pension on partial pay and that is what is the deal breaker. now brown did address the media just after midnight. here's part of what he he had to say. >> you have economic issues as far as pensions. you have healthcare. you also have things like i said come to driver fatigue. we need to be able to do something to not have our operators run and and down the street half asleep. most people they work from nine:00 phil 5:00 you get adequate time to restly our people don't do that so we have to fight for those rights. >> what about pensions? >> pensions, we're fighting for pensions also. >> reporter: septa released a statement and said in part that mr. brown walked away from a contract offer that would have provided his members pay raises enhanced pension benefits, maintained healthcare coverage levels and also continue job security. the big question is how long could this strike last. it's hard to gauge that compared to past strikes that the city has seen in 2009, it last the six days, the late
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90's it was much longer than that. but this year we have an election. that election is in a week. septa said in their statement last night that they would go to federal court for an injunction to make sure that this strike would not happen on election day since this is a very important election with both congressional and presidential candidates on the ballot. at this time though, the last time we heard from him, the president of the union had said that anything could happen. they want to get back to the table. they want to negotiate. the governor and the mayor are saying get this done. for now reporting live in center city, outside of the sheraton annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie i'd say commuters are joining in with that get it done attitude. let's switch thrive 69th street station in upper darby. >> "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at one of several locations where commuters are going to hit a dead end this morning. >> reporter: hi, well, certainly not business as usual here today, that's for sure. normally it's a preit seamless transfer of commuters many people come in on the suburban
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lines go out on the city transit line. vice versa come in on the city transit line go out on the suburban line. not today because the city transit is on strike. all this caught some folks unaware today despite the run up in news coverage. city transit workers on strike a new reality. this upper darby man headed for a job in center city only learned there is no el service today after he he got here to the terminal. >> how long is it going to be like thissism well, they don't know. they went out and they aren't saying how long it's going the last. theogony flo until they negotiate a set. >> that's messing with people livelihood mannism others had a plan. theresa majors of west philadelphia got a ride from her daughter. from here she'll take a suburban trolley that is operating to norristown. >> i have my plan 'cause i'm used to it so i've been through this before so. >> reporter: you're a veteran. >> yes. >> got to get to center city. >> reporter: no el. >> no el, no bus. >> reporter: how you going to do it. >> well, i'm waiting for the
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shuttle. there's a shuttle supposed to be coming up here 6:30 to pick me up. >> reporter: your employer is running a shuttle. >> yes, yes they are. so in the meantime i'm going to walk over have a little breakfast. >> reporter: that sounded like a good plan. this employer a large center city hotel, others from halfway house operators to the university of pennsylvania also using shuttle buses to move their workers to and from the 69th street station here to try to get them into work. but most folks seem to be out on their own so they're considering things like uber, taking taxis, driving or in many cases just walking. live at 69th street terminal john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you all. >> thank you john. let's take a look at another dead end situation for a lot of commuters this morning. this is a live look at the bridesburg station in the frankford section of philadelphia. this is where the trenton regional rail line arrives and again regional rail is moving so then they would stop here and then they would maybe catch a bus or get on the frankford el and that is not
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running. we've seen some trains arrive here in bridesburg and i see one in the distance, i don't know if we can wait for it to arrive but they get here and it's already loaded with people because of so many people needing to use regional rails. they don't have any other option so people may be waiting for this train coming up and they might not have much room to fit in. >> let's take you over to chap per six. this is the overbrook station. now the regional rail line the paoli thorndale that comes down from bryn mawr paoli thorndale goes down into center city, you see people waiting on the tracks, that is one way to get down into the city. the next train supposed to be there at 6:56. we will see how that goes. karen rogers just telling us a lot of regional rail moving a lot more slowly today and the same situation you would usually have many more options of ways to get around in the he city but today the regional rail for that station is it. if you're trying get down into the city to head to school or to work. you can remember to take our special septa strike coverage with you on the he go. check out our live digital cut
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ins on 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. those will be starting up at 7:00 a.m. >> dry but typically chilly right now. >> kind of typically chilly. a little cool for people with an extra long wait on the train platform. >> sure. >> or taking those regional rails into philadelphia and then having nowhere else to go but just have to walk. storm tracker6 live double scan does show that you we are dry across the region and it is tranquil out there with very light winds but as you'll see in a moment the temperatures are pretty cool. so, let's go a heed he had and get you there. in philadelphia we're at 40 degrees. 30 in allentown. 36 in trenton where maybe we're picking that you regional rail. 38 degrees in wilmington. 33 he in millville. 46 in cape may. 40 in philadelphia with light winds but that's cool enough where you really do want a coat if you're going to be doing that extra walking or extra long wait on the train platform this morning because of the strike. there you can see we're going to start out with lots of sunshine. some of this cloud cover may try and streak through at times but generally speaking i think it's a day where you'll what about the the shades most of the day.
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up in the lehigh valley a high of 60 today employees and chilly. down the shore we're going for not much different temperature up to about 63 down near the water mostly sunny and cool there. again light winds through the day. and in philadelphia a-62, so we got that chilly start with temperatures in the upper 30's, low 40's for awhile this morning. but we will improve to 62 by about 3 o'clock this afternoon and even then the winds should be light, mainly in the single digits. then overnight tonight we're back down to 49 which is not as cool as this morning so tomorrow morning if the strike is still going on it won't be as chilly as it is this morning. and then it gets warmer tomorrow afternoon and thursday. your seven-day from accuweather 62, a nice november start today, chilly to start out but decent in the afternoon. by the way, if you're hoofing it back to the train and taking some extra time to get back tonight by 6 o'clock we're back down into the upper 50's tonight. then tomorrow nice and warm, 73. thursday only down into the upper 50's in the morning and 78 in the afternoon. our issue on thursday becomes a line of showers and perhaps some gusty thunderstorms coming through in the
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afternoon and evening a heads of a cold front. behind that front 56 blustery and chilly on friday. and then on or about 60 on saturday, sunday and monday. remember we fall back one hour this weekend saturday night. set it back. >> okay. thank you david. covering every angle of the breaking septa strike. >> thousands of students in the city rely on public transit to get to school. karen rogers is helping you out the door. >> if you're taking 422 we have been seeing extra delays on the roads. now we have an accident at 422 eastbound approaching oaks here in the left lane. you're dealing with this also a you head towards king of prussia because it's already jammed. we're already seeing delays and problems as you try to get to work with this strike. i'll have the latest when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. let's go over to the action cam which is live. this is the bridesburg station on the trenton regional rail lines those folks waiting hoping that when the train finally does get them many running a little bit late this morning, they will be able to press their way into the cars which are crowded, make their way down into center city but they will not be able to use septa buses, trolleys trains, anything that they are used to using to get closer to those work and schooling symptoms. they will be stuck having to go to those regional rail stops. >> karen rogers wants to he reiterate what is not run dag. >> 'cause it's affecting so many people, rights. so, we've got it scrolling at the bottom of your screen. what do you do with no city buses, no broad street, no el, trolleys not running. so let's talk about using regional rails and i think this map is a good way to do it. so if you're coming from the northeast if normally you would take a city bus not an option but the trenton line is running so the trenton line has lots of stops. you can get it torresdale
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homes burg bridesburg and you can take that into the he city so that's one option. north philadelphia what do you do with no broad street subway. that's huge i know but can you get to the broad street station? so the broad street station is right here. that's north broad and lehigh avenue. if you get there there are a lot of different lines that service that area and they could take you all the way to jefferson so you get there at the jefferson station and that will help you out. so there are a couple of options to help you out. we haven't talked about this one, university city station. that is serviced by elwyn by newark by the airport line so several ways to get you to university he city. so there are a couple different things. maybe you're not used to using regional rails because you've laid off of them because the problems in the souler haven't been fixed already seeing delays with there. i wonder as we get closer to the city if some of those trains are going to be overcrowded and bypass it and this is one of those situations we're just going to have to watch it evolve. that's why we're on air, we're online i've been doing facebook lives, we'll be doing them around the clock as well to ages your questions and kind of help you through it as
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we see what happens. one thing we are seeing, extra delays on the roads because of all this, too. this is i-95 approaching academy. not usually this busy. already extra heavy. we have an accident on the shoulder right here. that's creating extra problems on i-95 southbound headed towards center city matt and tam. >> thanks karen. "action news reporter bob brooks is live at the septa olney station which services the fox chase regional rail line. how we looking right now, bob? >> reporter: good morning. i'm hearing about all of the "commuter horror stories" from all kinds of people. one man told me had to walk 40 minutes down here in the cold to catch a train. i spoke with another woman who says her kids go to college and work. they're not going to go to work today and not going to make any money. this was that first regional rail line that came through here. i went up on the platform. i asked everyone do they normally ride the regional rail line. they looked at me like you a crazy and then yelled at me no jokingly. i mentiond that woman whose kids can't he go to work.
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we'll hear from her and also a man whose son really depends on septa. >> play not make it to work but they are going the make it to the school. >> reporter: you'll make sure of that. >> i'm going to make sure of. they he. he has autism. he's used to a regular routine. >> reporter: riders say that the last train that came through here was late. reporting live in olney bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> thanks bob. all philadelphia public and charter schools are opened today. archdiocesan schools are closed for a religious holiday. the district says 56,000 of its students use a bus a trolley or subway to get to class. they'll allow those who do that an excused absence if they just can't make it today. mathematics civics and sciences charter is opening early and closing late to accommodate students. check with your particular school for plans. >> we want to know how the strike is impacting you. i have been he retweeting what
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all inbound trains right now. if you're driving on the roads we've got an accident on 422. this is eastbound approaching oaks headed towards king of prussia already jammed in this area and a quick look at the big picture and we're seeing extra slow speeds because of the strike, dave. >> just a reminder karen, the yellow school buses are still running in the city. going to be chilly on the bus stop. 41 degrees by 6 o'clock. 39 by 8:00 a.m. and of course if the kids usually take septa and they're walking bundle them up. those are pretty cool temperatures. a lot of sun coming up today. winds not really much of a problem. light winds today so that's good. but 39 degrees by 8 o'clock in the he city. 54 by plan to an high of 62 by 3 o'clock before he we dip back down to 57 by 6 o'clock so if you are going without septa for the evening commute it's still going to be chilly. we'll be back with our top stories. >> ♪ d never complained.
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>> more on our breaking news. septa is on strike and we're seeing huge problems with this. of course those city buses were not running if you want to go back to that. suburban buses are running. the broad street line, market frankford not running. most of your rallies any other running. look at these delays already with regional rails. the airport line just in a 20 minute delay. west trenton not running because they're overcrowded
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bypasses stations in west trenton. paoli thorndale that train is canceled. david it's a mess. >> if you're withouts septa and you're used to using it you're outside a little bit more this morning dress warmly. we're at 42 degrees right now in philadelphia, some of the suburbs in the 30's. today's high 62. sunny. at least there's not much wind. >> karen rogers will have an update in a can be minutes much watch it on 6abc.com. we'll have updates throughout "good morning america" here on tv so stay with "action news."
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