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As SEPTA’s contract negotiations with Transport Workers Union Local 234 continue, the transit agency is preparing for the possibility of a massive strike if an agreement is not reached by the end of the week.

A strike by the union — which represents SEPTA’s bus drivers, subway and trolley operators and mechanics — would bring most SEPTA services within Philadelphia “to a stop,” according to a release from the transit agency.

The Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway lines, as well as all trolleys, City Transit buses and Frontier buses would not run if union workers decide to walk out.

SEPTA’s Regional Rail services, Victory Division and LUCY buses, as well as the route 101, 102 and Norristown High Speed trolley lines will remain in service. Extra service may be added on certain lines to accommodate the increase in riders.

In its online contingency plan, the University is urging students and faculty to walk or bike when possible and allow extra travel time if the strike occurs.

For further information about SEPTA’s plan for service interruption, visit

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