Beginning Sunday, January 24, 2021, look for changes to Regional Rail schedules on select lines:
Six trains will be cancelled on the Chestnut Hill East Line to allow crews to continue to perform overhead wire catenary replacement work.
Some trains on the Manayunk/Norristown Line will be cancelled or depart earlier or later than normal due to the following projects:
§ High level station platform construction work will continue at Conshohocken Station as part of the Conshohocken Station Improvement Program. This project includes the construction of a new, fully ADA accessible station with additional parking, bike facilities, and passenger shelters.
§ Construction work for the Norristown Slope Stabilization Project will begin between Miquon Station and Spring Mill Station. This project will help prevent substantial erosion and track washouts, which can cause service delays and/or suspensions.
These changes [mostly to midday on weekdays] are needed to support on-going state of good repair track and overhead wire work and special shoreline stabilization efforts.
In addition, we will add service to Fox Chase. Two trains will be added to the Fox Chase Line to provide additional service for essential workers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus.
The new Wilmington Line schedule brings back service to Churchman's Crossing and Newark beginning Monday, January 25. These train extensions are sponsored by the state of Delaware and will provide public transit options during the Interstate 95 construction closure scheduled to begin February 2021 and continuing through early calendar year 2023.
There are no schedule changes for the following Regional Rail Lines: Airport, Media/Elwyn, Paoli/Thorndale, Warminster, and West Trenton.
The Chestnut Hill West and Cynwyd Lines remain suspended.
Updated January timetables will be posted on septa.org.
As of January 24, 2021, SEPTA will be operating 463 weekday trains and 218 weekend trains, which is approximately 57% of pre-pandemic Regional Rail service levels. Ridership on Regional Rail is approximately 15% of pre-pandemic levels.
Additional Regional Rail service changes are planned for March 2021. Stay tuned.