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SEPTA would like to alert customers to seasonal schedule changes and other service adjustments set to go effect on Sunday and Monday, June 17-18.
Most summer schedule changes include minor timetable adjustments on transit and Regional Rail services due to changes in ridership patterns.
Other changes set to take effect include the discontinuation of service on Route 134 and a detour on Route 129 to accommodate a road construction project.
The Route 134, which runs from Montgomery Mall to Chestnut Hill, is being eliminated due to a lack of external funding. Some Route 134 riders can get service to-and-from Montgomery Mall and points between Chestnut Hill and Ambler by using Route 94 bus service.
The Route 129 service adjustments will begin Sunday in conjunction with construction in Bristol Township by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The Route 129 provides service between Frankford Avenue and Knights Road and Oxford Valley Mall.
During construction, the Ford Road Bridge over I-95 will be closed. SEPTA will detour Route 129 buses between New Falls and Newportville roads, and Ford and Wharton roads. Also, service to Crossing Drive and Frost Road in the Keystone Industrial Park will be suspended during construction, which is expected to continue through September 2013.
On Regional Rail, SEPTA’s 5:43 p.m. weekday inbound train on the Wilmington/Newark Line will make two additional stops, at Market East and Temple University stations.
Summer schedules for routes with timetable, map or service updates are available at customer locations. As part of an effort to control costs and resources, SEPTA is only reprinting schedules for routes and lines on which service is changing; all others will continue to follow current timetables.New summer schedules are available online at http://www.septa.org/schedules/upcoming.html.