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Behind The Scenes @ SEPTA

An event unique to the transit industry took place when SEPTA was featured on the National Geographic show "World's Toughest Fixes" in an episode entitled "Philly Mega Transit."

In 2009, National Geographic spent over 100 hours filming on the system to get behind the scene stories showing how a complex transit operation works. Sean Riley, host of the show along with the film crew worked side by side with SEPTA's engineers, mechanics and equipment maintenance workers.

Welcoming World's Toughest Fixes to SEPTA

At The Controls: Inside the SEPTA Nerve Center

The Wire Train: Keeping SEPTA Powered

69th Street Carhouse: Repairing Trucks And Brakes

SORT Officers: Keeping the System Secure and Safe

The Money Train: Collecting Fare Revenue Along the Broad Street Line

Bill James: One Smooth Operator

The Line Gang: Fixing SEPTA Signal Wires

The Pump Room: Keeping Tunnels Dry

Overnight Crews: Meeting Tight Deadlines To Keep System Running

Rail Replacement: Keeping Rail Service Safe

Betty Anderson: Keeping Fans Moving On The Sports Express

This program highlighted the unique nature of SEPTA and the hard work and dedication of thousands of employees who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deliver safe, reliable service.

High Wire Train Repair

High Water Alarm