SEPTA Extends Regional Rail Service To Bring In the New Year

Those traveling to Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing and New York City’s Times Square to ring in 2012 can take advantage of extended SEPTA late night Regional Rail service to get home from the celebrations.

SEPTA has added additional late night trains to Trenton, Elwyn, Wilmington, Malvern, Chestnut Hill West, Warminster, West Trenton, Lansdale, Manayunk-Norristown, Fox Chase and Chestnut Hill East. These trains are scheduled to leave Center City after the midnight fireworks at Penn’s Landing. For example, the last train traveling to Chestnut Hill West on a Saturday night is normally scheduled to leave Market East at 10:05 p.m. The extended New Year’s Eve late night train will give riders ample time to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display and make their way to the train station as the last train will leave Market East at 1:40 a.m.

Riders traveling to New York City to see the ball drop in Times Square can also connect with SEPTA at the Trenton Transportation Center. For passengers taking early morning New Jersey Transit trains, SEPTA trains will depart from Trenton at 2:03 a.m., 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

For SEPTA’s complete New Year’s Eve late night Regional Rail schedules, visit

In addition to extended late night service for New Year’s Eve, SEPTA announces the following service adjustments:

New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012: All Regional Rail Lines will operate on a Sunday schedule. Extra cars will be added to trains for Mummers Parade attendees.

Monday, January 2, 2012: All Regional Rail Lines will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For full schedule, fare and other information, visit SEPTA’s website, . Riders can also contact SEPTA Customer Service representatives at (215) 580-7800.