Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SEPTA Changes to Regional Rail

from the inbox:

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 16, 2011) — SEPTA’s new Regional Rail schedules go into effect on Sunday, August 28. New schedules are available now at locations system-wide and online at www.septa.org. Schedule changes include:

Lansdale/Doylestown Line:

Service to Colmar Station has been increased by almost 50 percent, with 18 additional trains serving the station on weekdays. Passengers choosing to board at Colmar can take advantage of the station’s almost 300-space parking lot. Rail passengers commuting from Center City to Doylestown will benefit from a quicker trip. Travel time to Doylestown will be up to six percent faster and the wait time for inbound trains from Doylestown to Philadelphia after 8 a.m. weekdays has been reduced from 77 to 52 minutes. Changes have also been made to the line’s weekend schedule, and trains from Center City to Doylestown will operate 20 minutes later.

Fox Chase Line:

Due to improvement projects along the Fox Chase Line, shuttle bus service will be used for midday, weekday trips, Monday, through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Monday, August 29 through Friday, November 18, 2011. Shuttle buses traveling to Fern Rock Transportation Center will replace Regional Rail Service at Fox Chase, Ryers, Cheltenham, Lawndale and Olney Stations. Passengers should allow up to 20 additional minutes to complete their commute to Center City and up to 25 minutes to complete their trips toward Fox Chase.

Paoli/Thorndale Line:

Paoli/Thorndale weekday train #516 to Center City will now depart Malvern at 5:44 a.m. and train #3505 to Paoli will leave Temple University Station at 6:59 a.m. Weekend departure times on this line have also been adjusted and trains traveling to Center City will depart 20 minutes later.

Passengers can visit www.septa.org/schedules/upcoming.html to view changes to their train lines and download new schedules.

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