PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2012)—New schedules are available now at locations system-wide and online. SEPTA’s Airport and Glenside Regional Rail schedules are effective Wednesday, September 5th with others becoming effective, Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. Schedule changes include:
Starting September 4th at 8:00 p.m., SEPTA will be completing a two-phase track surfacing and tie renewal project. During both phases of work, customers should board from the center platform which is accessible by elevator, stairs, and escalator from all Airport Terminals because train doors will not open to the Baggage Claim side platforms. New timetables will be effective Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
1st Phase: (September 5th through October 7th): From the first train until 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, train times to and from the Airport will be adjusted. After 8 p.m., train service to and from the Airport will be reduced from regular half hour service to hourly service. Trains will operate hourly for the entire service day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Note: The September 5th timetable does not depict train times from Eastwick Station. A revised schedule is available on SEPTA’s website and Eastwick schedule posters.
2nd Phase: (October 8th through mid-November 2012): Regular half-hour train service will continue from the first morning train until 8:00 p.m. After 8 p.m., train service to and from the Airport will be reduced from regular half-hour service to hourly service. Shuttle buses will substitute regular service between Center City and Airport Terminals A-E on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2012. Passengers should refer to SEPTA’s Airport Line schedule for updated trip times.
Beginning September 8th, shuttle buses will operate for seven consecutive weekends between Glenside and Warminster stations due to overhead wire replacement work. For the first five weekends, shuttle buses will replace all inbound and outbound train service between Jenkintown and Warminster Stations. During the last two weekends, shuttle buses will replace inbound and outbound train service between Glenside and Warminster stations. Passengers traveling between these stations should add an additional 20 minutes onto their trips. Shuttle bus departure times are included in the September 8th Warminster Regional Rail timetable.
Effective September 9th, one additional morning rush-hour express trip has been added in each direction and service hours have been expanded during the evening rush. The timing of these service improvements coordinate with Delaware’s acquisition of four Silverliner V cars.
Completion of overhead wire work allows for the removal of speed restrictions. Passengers should check the revised September 9th schedule for updated train times.
For detailed information, passengers can visit www.septa.org to view changes to their train lines and download new schedules. Riders can also contact SEPTA Customer Service representatives at (215) 580-7800.