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Line of the Week: Trenton Line

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This week we're checking out the Trenton Line! This Regional Rail Line runs between Center City Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey. The last stop on this line is Trenton Transit Center, where you can connect to NJ Transit and Amtrak. If you are heading to New York City, you can hop on the NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor train at Trenton Transit Center, which takes you right into New York's Penn Station.

Although operated by SEPTA, the Trenton Line runs along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Electrified service between Philadelphia and Trenton began on June 29, 1930.

Between 1984–2010 the Trenton Line was designated R7 Trenton as part of SEPTA's diametrical reorganization of its lines. The R-number naming system was dropped on July 25, 2010. As of 2018, most Trenton Line trains continue through Center City to the Chestnut Hill East Line, while some trains terminate at Temple University or continue to other destinations.

The Trenton Line stops at 15 stations along its path:

  • Trenton Transit Center

  • Levittown

  • Bristol

  • Croydon

  • Eddington

  • Cornwells Heights

  • Torresdale

  • Holmesburg Junction

  • Tacony

  • Bridesburg

  • North Philadelphia

  • 30th Street Station

  • Suburban Station

  • Jefferson Station

  • Temple University

Now that Travel Wallet is available on Regional Rail, riding couldn't be easier! All you have to do is tap your SEPTA Key on the platform or turnstile validator at your boarding station. This opens your trip. Then sit back and enjoy your ride! When you exit, tap off at the platform or turnstile validator before you leave the station. This closes out the trip. Again, all you have to do is Tap, Ride, Tap! You can read about the most up-to-date fare information here! Not only that, but children under the age of 12 ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult! And if you've never ridden the Trenton Line, check out this informative video here!

Before you leave the house, there are a few things you'll want to remember. Check to make sure you have your SEPTA Key before you step out of the house. You'll also want to bring your mask! This isn't just to keep you safe, it's to keep everyone who rides SEPTA safe! Ensure your mask is covering both your mouth and your nose. And finally, don't forget to keep social distance! Certain seats will be marked off to help riders keep a safe distance from each other, so be mindful of where you sit!

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