SEPTA Riders Beware: Systemwide Schedule Changes

SEPTA constantly uses technology to track ridership trends in order to improve service for customers.

Based on these findings, SEPTA adjusts service schedules regularly.

Consequently, schedules will change on Sunday, February 8, for a number of SEPTA City Transit and Frontier Division bus routes.

On Monday, February 9, Victory Division bus route schedule changes will take effect.

Significant changes on SEPTA City Transit Division bus routes to begin February 8 include:

  • Route 18 – three weekday morning express trips have been added to the schedule. Two trips will depart Cheltenham Ave. & Easton Road en route to Broad Street & Olney Ave. at 6:27 a.m. and 6:33 a.m. A new express trip will also depart Ceadarbrook Shopping Plaza at 6:37 a.m.
  • Route 24 – on Saturday a new northbound late night trip will depart Frankford Transportation Center at 11 p.m. en route to Southampton.
  • Route 38 – weekday, Saturday and Sunday service will now operate through the Art Museum in both directions between Spring Garden Street and Kelly Drive (on Art Museum Drive).
  • Route 44 – several weekday trips will now begin at Gladwynne en route to Center City via 23rd Street (replacing Route 121 service).
  • Route 50 – a new weekday 9:30 p.m. trip departing Frankford Transportation Center en route to Philadelphia Park has been added to the schedule.
  • Route 52 – new weekday direct service to Gladwynne will depart 48th & Woodland Ave. beginning at 6:05 a.m. (replacing Route 121 service).
  • Route 88 – the weekday, Saturday and Sunday 1:40 a.m. final round-trip from Frankford Transportation Center en route to Pennypack Woods has been discontinued.
  • Route 121 – weekday service between Gladwynne and Center City has been discontinued. (see new service to Route 44 and 52)
  • Market-Frankford El – weekday A/B train service will be extended to 9 a.m.

Changes to Suburban service beginning February 8 will include:

  • Route 90 – On Saturday, the 6:10 a.m. Saturday trip leaving East Norriton Shopping Center has been extended to Plymouth Meeting Mall and the 6:35 a.m. trip leaving from East Norriton Shopping Center will now depart at 6:25 a.m. to better connect with R6 Regional Rail service at Norristown Transportation Center. The schedule has also been revised to improve on-time performance. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 95 – minor routing revisions have been made between the Metroplex Shopping Center and Plymouth Meeting Mall. Additional weekday running-time adjustments have been made to improve on-time performance. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 96 – The 6:50 a.m. Saturday trip leaving Dekalb & Germantown Pikes will now depart at 6:38 a.m. to better connect with R6 Regional Rail service at Norristown Transportation Center.
  • Route 98 – The 6:42 a.m. Saturday trip leaving Plymouth Meeting Mall will now depart at 6:30 a.m. to better connect with R6 Regional Rail service at Norristown Transportation Center. In addition, weekday and weekend service adjustments have been made due to the recent reopening of Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington.
  • Route 99 – additional weekday service has been scheduled between Oaks and Phoenixville. The transfer connection has been improved between Routes 99 and 139 in Phoenixville. New weekday direct service will now serve Wyeth in Collegeville. New daily direct service to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center has also been scheduled.
  • Route 124 – The weekday 7:35 a.m. trip from Chesterbrook will now leave at 7:40 a.m. and will serve Wissahickon Transfer Center. The 6:15 a.m. trip from 13th & Market Streets in Center City will now depart at 6 a.m.
  • Route 127 – weekday and Saturday adjustments have been made to improve on-time performance to better connect with New Jersey Transit routes in Trenton. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 129 – Saturday and Sunday schedule adjustments have been made to better connect with bus Route 66. Revised routing on weekends will now skip Bridgewater and Keystone Office Parks.
  • Route 130 – Selected Saturday trips will now be extended to Bucks County Community College.
  • Route 131 – On weekdays, a new eastbound trip has been added from Audubon at 7:45 a.m. with the 5:40 and 6:20 p.m. trips from Norristown Transportation Center now departing at 5:46 and 6:13 p.m. The return trips from Audubon will now depart at 6:08 and 6:35 p.m. (Feb.9)
  • Route 150 – a new weekday trip will depart Plymouth Meeting Mall at 6 a.m. with running time and time adjustments implemented to improve on-time performance. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 201 – on weekdays, several mid-day trips were added in order to maintain connections with R5 Regional Rail trains at Fort Washington Station. (Jan. 12)
  • Route 205 – on weekday’s limited service will now serve Devault Foods. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 100 - a new round-trip to Bryn Mawr has been added northbound at 8:17 a.m. and 8:33 a.m. southbound.  A new limited trip departing Hughes Park at 5:04 p.m. to has been scheduled resolve overcrowding. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 101 – new weekday round-trip service to Springfield has been scheduled westbound at 7:52 a.m. and eastbound at 8:17 a.m. to resolve overcrowding. The current 7:44 a.m. trip from Media will now depart at 7:48 a.m. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 102 – weekdays two new peak hour trips have been added from Aldan to 69th Street Terminal. (Feb. 9)   
  • Route 104 – a new weekday trip to Newtown Square Corporate Campus has been scheduled departing 69th Street Terminal at 6 a.m. The current 4:10 p.m. local trip from West Chester University will be converted to an express trip. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 105 – on weekdays early morning service will now operate from Overbrook Park every 20 minutes with adjustments made to improve on-time performance. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 106 – the weekday 7:12 p.m. trip from Overbrook Park to 69th Street will be discontinued. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 110 – the weekday 9:10 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. trips from 69th Street Terminal will now leave at 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Also the 4 p.m. trip to Pilgrim Gardens has been extended to Granite Run Mall. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 111 – on weekdays a new trip will depart Penn State at 10:35 a.m. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 113 – Service has been extended to service the Tri-State Mall. Service to Marcus Hook now is served by bus Route 119. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 115 – weekdays and Saturday schedules have been adjusted to accommodate the detour routing to MacDade Mall. (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 117 – Saturday trips have been adjusted to better connect with R3 trains at Elwyn Station.
  • Route 118 – the weekday 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. trips from Chester Transportation Center will now depart at 4:05 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (Feb. 9)  
  • Route 119 – Route now serves Marcus Hook and has also been extended to Harrah’s Chester Casino. A weekday 7:40 p.m. trip has been added from Cheyney University to Harrah’s Chester Casino. Service to Crozer-Chester Medical Center has been discontinued. (Feb. 9)
  • Route 120 – the 5:15 and 5:55 p.m. trips from Cheyney University to 69th Street Terminal have been consolidated into a 5:30 p.m. trip.  (Feb. 9) 
  • Route 123 – the 7:55 a.m. weekday trip from 69th Street Terminal will now depart at 7:50 a.m.Route 125 – the 7:55 a.m. weekday trip from 13th & Market Street in Center City will now operate via Wissahickon Transfer Center. The 6 a.m. trip from 13th & Market Streets will now depart at 6:15 a.m.  (Feb. 9) 

The schedules are also available on the SEPTA web site at For additional information riders should contact SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.

For the next two weekends EL service will be altered for SEPTA Riders.

On the weekends of February 7-8 and February 14-15, SEPTA El service will be altered due to a scheduled track project.

From 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, trains will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes between 69th Street Station and Frankford Transportation Center due to work crews operating between Spring Garden and Berks stations.

Beginning at 10 p.m. on these weekends, crews will work from Spring Garden Station to 5th Street Station with train service operating every 20 minutes until last train of the evening.

Signs will be posted alerting customers to this schedule change.

Normal El service is scheduled to resume at 5 a.m. the following Monday morning.

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