SEPTA is advising customers that some changes are being made to select Regional Rail schedules starting next week. These updates will impact the Airport, Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Trenton, Warminster, and West Trenton Lines.
New timetables will go into effect on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Below are some highlights of the upcoming service adjustments:
- The addition of two round trips, one in the late morning and one in the early afternoon, between Center City and Glenside to accommodate off-peak riders
- Enhanced weekend service on the Warminster/Glenside Lines with hourly through-service to and from Philadelphia International Airport
- Adjusted weekend arrival and departure times for trains connecting to and from NJ Transit service on the Trenton Line
The changes will maintain Regional Rail service at 75 percent of pre-COVID levels. Regional Rail ridership has returned gradually over the past year and is currently at about 47 percent of pre-pandemic levels.
SEPTA would also like to inform riders that parking at Regional Rail stations will continue to be free through August.
“We are running high-frequency service with significant capacity available, so there is plenty of room on board,” said SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards. “With free parking extended into the summer, now is the perfect time for people to give SEPTA a try.”
Schedules on SEPTA’s transit modes, including buses, subways, and trolleys, have already returned to near pre-pandemic levels. Transit ridership has also seen steady growth and now stands at approximately 52 percent of pre-COVID levels.
Riders who may need a refresher on SEPTA Key, including how to use Travel Wallet, tap on and off for fare validation on Regional Rail, and purchase or reload a Key Card, should visit the SEPTA Key ecommerce site at septakey.org.
Customers are encouraged to check the schedules for their lines at www.septa.org/schedules/upcoming-rail.html, or look for the schedule change alert on the official SEPTA app. In addition to the schedule information posted online, SEPTA will continue to share real-time service updates on Twitter @SEPTA.