Regional Rail Name Changes Start Today - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Regional Rail Name Changes Start Today



    Regional Rail Name Changes Start Today
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    Regional Rail lines got a name change on Monday, July 25, 2010. Instead of R-lines, like the R5 or R1, the lines are now named by their final destination.

    Things are going to look a little different this morning for SEPTA Regional Rail riders.

    SEPTA is no longer going with its color-coded, R-labeled train system. 

    It has renamed its Regional Rail lines by their final destinations.
    So now, what was the R5 is now the Lansdale-Doylestown regional rail line. The R1 is now the Airport line.

    "This will not change train service -- only the way we refer to individual lines on timetables, signs for cars and stations, maps, and customer announcements. Along with the name rebranding we are also adopting a single color designation, blue gray, for all Regional Rail Lines and we will be introducing new train numbers," said SEPTA's General Manager, Joseph M. Casey, in a statement on the website.

    SEPTA says the changes will make things simpler and easier for tourists and riders who don't usually ride those lines: