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  • A woman gets off a SEPTA bus Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's crippling weeklong transit strike ended early Monday, assuring that all buses, trolleys and subways will be up and running by Election Day. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)

    A woman gets off a SEPTA bus Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's crippling weeklong transit strike ended early Monday, assuring that all buses, trolleys and subways will be up and running by Election Day. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble) (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, Market-Frankford line trains remain idle at a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) station in Upper Darby, Pa., just outside Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s transit strike ended Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in its seventh day. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said it has reached a tentative-five year deal with the union representing about 4,700 workers early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, Market-Frankford line trains remain idle at a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) station in Upper Darby, Pa., just outside Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s transit strike ended ... Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in its seventh day. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said it has reached a tentative-five year deal with the union representing about 4,700 workers early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File) (The Associated Press)

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 photo, a train moves along the Market-Frankford Line in Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s transit strike ended Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in its seventh day. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said it has reached a tentative-five year deal with the union representing about 4,700 workers early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 photo, a train moves along the Market-Frankford Line in Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s transit strike ended Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in its seventh day. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said it has ... reached a tentative-five year deal with the union representing about 4,700 workers early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (The Associated Press)

City files to stop transit strike for Election Day only

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The city of Philadelphia has filed a motion in state court seeking an injunction to temporarily halt the city's transit strike for Election Day.

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The court is expected to hear the city's motion Monday morning.

A union representing about 4,700 workers went on strike just after midnight last Monday after it was unable to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Buses, trolleys and subways were shut down.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he intends to file a legal document in support of an injunction request filed by SEPTA last week, saying the strike has been devastating for many.

A judge is to hear more arguments Monday after declining to issue an injunction Friday.

The walkout is the ninth since 1975 by the city transit union.