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SEPTA's Enhanced Saturday Schedule for Disrupted Regional Rail

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    NEWSLETTERS

    SEPTA's regional rail schedules change Tuesday, July 5.

    Until further notice, during the week (Monday - Friday) SEPTA's Regional Rails will run on a modified Saturday schedule. Each line will have an extra train that will run earlier than the normal Saturday schedule and additional trains will be added to the AM/PM travel periods. SEPTA is asking riders to remember that all their available cars have to be spread out over the entire region "so the extra service will not reflect normal weekday frequency levels."

    Saturday schedules will be enhanced on the following lines:

    • Trenton
    • Manayunk/Norristown
    • Media/Elwyn
    • Lansdale/Doylestown
    • West Trenton
    • Chestnut Hill East
    • Wilmington/Newark
    • Paoli/Thorndale

    The following lines will operate on the current Saturday schedule with NO ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS OR ADJUSTMENTS:

    Airport

    Chestnut Hill West

    Fox Chase

    Warminster

    Cynwyd Line will operate Shuttle Buses and will make stops at Cynwyd, Bala, Wynnefield, and 30th Street Stations. At 30th Street customers can connect to the Market Frankford Line or Trolleys for travel to Center City

    Regional Rail service will operate on a Saturday schedule with select enhancements but with the absence of the Silverliner V cars from the fleet, all trains will be very crowded. Based on the reduced seating capacity and out of a concern for the safe travel of customers, some trains may not be able to stop to pick up additional riders at some stations. Given these conditions, we are asking customers to consider using SEPTA Transit services as an alternate to Regional Rail.

     

    Alternate Travel Options

    Broad Street Line

    Service

    Weekday Schedule will operate with the following enhancements:

    AM service levels will be extended until 10:00 a.m.

    PM service levels will operate 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Parking/Additional Parking Options

    Commuter lots at AT&T Station: additional spaces will be available. Regular fees apply

    Naval Hospital (1600 Pattison Ave): 1600 parking spaces will be available within walking distance of AT&T Station FREE

     

    Market Frankford Line

    Service

    Weekday Schedule will operate with the following enhancements:

    AM service levels will be extended until 10:00 a.m.

    PM service levels will operate 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Parking/Additional Parking Options

    Parking garage at Frankford Transportation Center: 989 spaces. Daily Parking Fee will be waived during this time

    300 space lot at 601 N. Columbus Blvd (adjacent to Festival Pier at Spring Garden and Columbus Blvd). Open 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. FREE

     

    Norristown High Speed Line

    Weekday Schedule will operate with the following enhancements/changes:

    AM service levels will be extended until 10:00 a.m.

    PM service levels will begin at 3:00 p.m.

    Service will operate with 2 car trains to Norristown Transportation Center

    Hughes Park trips will be CANCELLED

    Bryn Mawr service will operate

    Single track work cancelled during this time

    Parking/Additional Parking Options

    Norristown Transportation Center Garage

    $3.00 | SEPTA customer before 1:00 p.m.*

    (*customers must validate parking ticket at the Regional Rail station)

     

    Route 101/102 Trolleys

    • Weekday Schedule will operate with the following enhancements:
    • AM service levels will be extended until 10:00 a.m.
    • PM service levels will begin at 3:00 p.m.

    City Trolleys

    In order to retain excess capacity on the Market Frankford Line during this time, the Trolley Blitz scheduled to start on July 8th is postponed and regular Trolley service will operate

    We will continue to work with the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parking Authority, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Philadelphia School District, and County Authorities to find parking locations to support alternate travel options. To find Philadelphia Parking Authority lot locations please go to their parking locator: www.philapark.org/locator.

    Fares:

    Regular weekday fares will apply on Regional Rail

    Weekly and Monthly TrailPasses are good for use on all Transit services.

    Regional Rail Tickets will be honored on Transit routes

    SEPTA is developing a fare credit plan for Railroad customers who have already purchased a Weekly TrailPass for the week of July 4th or a July Monthly TrailPass that will be good for a future pass purchase. Please hold to these Passes and look for details on the future credit

    Travel Tips:

    If you can, please consider:

    Taking advantage of our expansive Bus, High Speed, and Trolley Transit network

    Flexing your work time

    Telecommuting if that is an option at your workplace

    Our Regional Rail schedules will continue to evolve throughout the summer as Silverliner V cars are returned to service and we can restore lost capacity. We also continue to look at equipment leases or service arrangements with NJ Transit and Amtrak as well as possible SEPTA busing options. We are currently in discussion with both NJ Transit and Amtrak on how they can help our situation.

    We ask for your continued patience and understanding. We will continue to develop travel options and alternatives for Regional Rail customers. All updates and service changes will be posted on the SEPTA website www.septa.org and on System Status.