SEPTA Announces New Regional Rail Schedules Effective Sunday, Aug. 27

SEPTA Announces New Regional Rail Schedules Effective Sunday, Aug. 27

PHILADELPHIA (August 24, 2023) – SEPTA is advising customers that some changes are being made to most Regional Rail schedules starting this weekend.

These updates will impact the Airport, Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Glenside, Lansdale/Doylestown, Manayunk/Norristown, Media/Wawa, Paoli/Thorndale, Trenton, Warminster, West Trenton, and Wilmington/Newark Lines.

There will be significant adjustments on the Wilmington/Newark Line to accommodate Amtrak’s state of good repair bridge work in the Chester area, which begins in mid-September.

New timetables will go into effect on Sunday, August 27. Riders are encouraged to check the schedules for new departure and arrival times.

Below are some highlights of the upcoming service changes:

  • Wilmington/Newark
    • All SEPTA and Amtrak inbound traffic will be merged to Track 2 between Marcus Hook and Darby stations
  • Chestnut Hill East
    • There will be midday service reductions to accommodate track and survey work for station and bridge rehabilitation projects
  • Chestnut Hill West
    • There will be service adjustments to accommodate school travel

These changes will maintain Regional Rail service at 75% of pre-COVID levels. Regional Rail ridership has returned gradually and is currently at about 60% of pre-pandemic levels.

In addition to the schedule information posted online, SEPTA will continue to share real-time service updates on the official SEPTA app and @SEPTA.