SEPTA Adding Service on All Modes to Prepare for More Riders

New Transit Schedules Effective Aug. 29-30, Regional Rail on Sept. 5

To continue supporting the region’s recovery and prepare for increased ridership after Labor Day, SEPTA is adding more service across the system starting next week.

New Transit schedules for buses, trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, and Norristown High Speed Line will go into effect on Sunday, Aug. 29 and Monday, Aug. 30. New Regional Rail schedules will go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Below are some highlights of the upcoming Transit (buses, subways, and trolleys) service adjustments that will go into effect Aug. 29-30:

  • Overall service will increase to 93% of pre-COVID levels
  • Market-Frankford Line will operate with six-minute headways (Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • Broad Street Line will operate with eight-minute (or less) headways (Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • High-frequency bus and trolley routes will operate at pre-COVID levels
  • Trolley Routes 101 and 102 will return to regular trolley service on August 30

Below are highlights of Regional Rail service adjustments that will go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 5:

  • Service will increase to 65% of pre-COVID levels on weekdays and 53% on weekends
  • Cynwyd Line will return with limited service
  • Enhanced weekday morning and evening peak service, including the return of select Express trips on the Paoli/Thorndale, Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster, West Trenton, and Wilmington/Newark Lines
  • Enhanced weekend service, including two-hour service on the Fox Chase and Media/Elwyn Lines, and Sunday service on the Paoli/Thorndale Line

As a reminder, SEPTA is offering a big discount on weekly passes to help entice riders to come on board. Starting the week of Sept. 13, and continuing the weeks of Sept. 20 and 27, customers can get a 25% discount on all weekly TransPasses and TrailPasses. TransPasses are valid for travel on Transit modes, including all buses, trolleys, and subways. TrailPasses can be used on Regional Rail and on Transit.

SEPTA would also like to remind customers that parking at Regional Rail stations will continue to be free through October, and that any station Sales Offices that have been closed will reopen by the first week in September.

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 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.

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