SEPTA Prepares for Winter Storm Descending on Region

SEPTA Prepares for Winter Storm Descending on Region

Proactive Service Changes for Thursday & Friday Preserve Safe Travel Options

As the region braces for significant snowfall, SEPTA is preparing to make service changes that promote safety throughout the transit system.

With the peak of the winter storm expected Thursday into Friday morning, SEPTA will take the following proactive steps to preserve service for customers:

  • SEPTA will begin pretreating parking lots, platforms, vehicles, walkways and other surfaces Wednesday night.
  • Crews will work through the storm to clear the snow and ice from the tracks, as part of the effort to keep the system moving.
  • Personnel will be positioned across the system to respond to incidents as quickly as possible.
  • SEPTA plans to start Thursday morning operating on regular service schedules; however, customers are cautioned to plan for disruptions.
  • Bus detours and cancellations are expected as road conditions deteriorate. SEPTA will focus on keeping priority routes open to preserve access to essential jobs and services.
  • The Market-Frankford (MFL) and Broad Street (BSL) Lines are best bets for riders during winter storms. These lines are SEPTA’s workhorses and provide service to key locations across the city and into Delaware County. Crews will work to ensure these lines can continue operating during the storm.

Customers should anticipate delays on all modes and check for updates before leaving home.

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