SEPTA to Restore Service Along Manayunk/Norristown Line on Sept. 13

SEPTA is preparing to restore service along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line to Norristown on Monday, September 13, following a partial service suspension due to damage from Tropical Storm Ida. Officials in municipalities along the line are working closely with SEPTA on temporary road closures and other adjustments, and crews continue to work around-the-clock on repairs.

Severe flooding from Tropical Storm Ida has caused millions of dollars in damage to equipment on the line, most notably to the railroad crossing signals. While service resumed between Spring Mill Station and Center City on September 7, service between Spring Mill and Elm Street Stations has remained suspended since the storm. For riders, this has resulted in no service to/from Conshohocken Station, as well as the three stations in Norristown – Norristown Transportation Center, Main Street, and Elm Street.

Although the work is estimated to take about six to eight weeks to fully complete, temporary measures will be put into place so that SEPTA can provide service to customers who rely on the Manayunk/Norristown Line. In collaboration with Norristown, Conshohocken, and Whitemarsh Township, the following roads will be closed at the SEPTA railroad crossings starting at noon Sunday, September 12:

  • Harry Street
  • Poplar Street
  • Cherry Street
  • Lee Street

The road closures will allow trains to safely travel to all stations along the Manayunk/Norristown Line. At some other locations that were damaged, roadways will remain open with personnel on-the-ground closing off the crossings and flagging trains through. This process could cause minor delays, so customers are advised to allow for extra time while traveling.

SEPTA is preparing to restore service along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line to Norristown on Monday, September 13, following a partial service suspension due to damage from Tropical Storm Ida. Officials in municipalities along the line are working closely with SEPTA on temporary road closures and other adjustments, and crews continue to work around-the-clock on repairs.

Severe flooding from Tropical Storm Ida has caused millions of dollars in damage to equipment on the line, most notably to the railroad crossing signals. While service resumed between Spring Mill Station and Center City on September 7, service between Spring Mill and Elm Street Stations has remained suspended since the storm. For riders, this has resulted in no service to/from Conshohocken Station, as well as the three stations in Norristown – Norristown Transportation Center, Main Street, and Elm Street.

Although the work is estimated to take about six to eight weeks to fully complete, temporary measures will be put into place so that SEPTA can provide service to customers who rely on the Manayunk/Norristown Line. In collaboration with Norristown, Conshohocken, and Whitemarsh Township, the following roads will be closed at the SEPTA railroad crossings starting at noon Sunday, September 12:

  • Harry Street
  • Poplar Street
  • Cherry Street
  • Lee Street

The road closures will allow trains to safely travel to all stations along the Manayunk/Norristown Line. At some other locations that were damaged, roadways will remain open with personnel on-the-ground closing off the crossings and flagging trains through. This process could cause minor delays, so customers are advised to allow for extra time while traveling.

Trains will follow regular schedules, which are available on septa.org and on the official SEPTA app. For real-time service updates, follow @SEPTA on Twitter.

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