Check Your Schedule: SEPTA Regional Rail Changes Come Monday

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What to Know

  • New SEPTA regional rail line schedules take effect Monday.

  • Most changes will see trains departing between two and six minutes earlier than normal.

  • The new schedule is meant to “enhance service for customers and improve on-time performance,” a SEPTA spokesman said.

Public transit riders might have to adjust their routines or risk missing their train on Monday.

That’s when a new SEPTA regional rail schedule goes into effect, impacting all lines, agency spokesman Andrew Busch said in a press release. Most changes will see trains departing between two and six minutes earlier than normal.

The new schedule is meant to “enhance service for customers and improve on-time performance,” Busch said.

Below are the changes SEPTA laid out. The new schedules will also be available at SEPTA stations, as well as the agency’s app and website. For more details on your specific line, click here.

Chestnut Hill East Line

Weekday service:

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 715, currently departing Chestnut Hill East at 7:17 a.m., will become Train No. 7415 and will now depart at 7:15 a.m. and 2 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Train No. 6735, currently departing Chestnut Hill East at 12:45 p.m., will become Train No. 735 and will now depart at 12:29 p.m. and 16 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

Outbound (toward Chestnut Hill East):

• Train No. 2720, currently departing Suburban Station at 10:13 a.m., will now depart at 9:45 a.m., 28 minutes earlier.

• Train No. 2734, currently departing Suburban Station at 11:49 a.m., will become Train No. 734 and will now depart at 11:48 a.m., 1 minute earlier.

• Train No. 6762, currently departing Suburban at 6:19 p.m. will become Train No. 3762. This train will now originate at University City at 6:01 p.m. and will replace Media/Elwyn Line Train No. 3256, departing at 6:01 p.m. Customers boarding at 30th Street Station please note that Train No. 3762 will leave from platform 5/6.

Weekend service

Outbound (toward Chestnut Hill East):

• Saturday Train No. 718, currently departing Suburban at 3:52 p.m., will now depart at 3:49 p.m., and 3 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Saturday Train No. 724, currently departing Suburban at 6:47 p.m. will now depart at 6:44 p.m. and 3 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

Chestnut Hill West Line

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia.

Cynwyd Line

• There are no changes to the Cynwyd Line. Trains will operate on the current schedule.

Fox Chase Line

Weekday service

Outbound (toward Fox Chase):

• Train No. 6810, currently departing Suburban at 6:08 a.m., will now depart at 5:58 a.m. and 10 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia. Please check the timetable for details.

Glenside Combined

• All of the weekday and weekend changes noted for the individual lines published in the Glenside Combined timetable will be reflected in the August 5 paper and online schedules.

• For Weekend travel from Elkins Park and Melrose Park Stations, please consult the Warminster and West Trenton Line schedules for train information.

Lansdale/Doylestown Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 503, departing Doylestown at 5:19 a.m., will become Train No. 5305 and will end at University City Station.

• Train No. 6517, departing Doylestown at 7:54 a.m. will become Train No. 517 and will operate through service to Thorndale.

• Train No. 587, currently departing Doylestown at 8:49 p.m. will operate 10 minutes earlier between Temple University and 30th Street Stations. This train will depart Temple University at 10:06 p.m. and Suburban at 10:18 p.m. for service toward Thorndale.

Outbound (toward Doylestown):

• Train No. 6506, currently departing Suburban at 6:50 a.m., will become Train No. 3528 departing at 6:48 a.m. and 2 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Train No. 568, currently departing Suburban at 3:50 p.m. will now depart at 3:45 p.m. and 5 minutes earlier from all scheduled station stops between Center City and Lansdale.

• New: train No. 4590 is being added to enhance evening service will depart Suburban at 10:35 p.m. and will provide local service between Center City and Lansdale.

Weekend service:

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia. Please check the timetable for details

Manayunk/Norristown Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 2509, departing Elm Street at 6:57 a.m. will become Train No. 2715. This will become a Trenton Line train at 30th Street Station.

• Train No. 6205 departing Norristown T.C. at 8:05 a.m. will become a “semi-express” trip and will not stop at Ivy Ridge, Manayunk, or Wissahickon T.C. Stations. Customers traveling from these stations may take advantage of new Train No. 6207.

• New train No. 6207 is being added to provide additional service between Miquon and Center City. The train will begin at Miquon Station, departing at 8:22 a.m. and will make stops at Ivy Ridge, Manayunk, and Wissahickon T.C. stations, before arriving at Suburban at 8:57 a.m.

• Train No. 2517, departing Miquon Station at 8:44 a.m. will become Train #6217 with service ending at 30th Street Station. Customers wishing to connect to the Paoli/Thorndale Line should make this transfer at Suburban Station.

• Train No. 2555, currently departing Elm Street at 3:56 p.m., will now depart at 3:54 p.m. and 2 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

Outbound (toward Norristown):

• Train No. 6242, departing Suburban at 3:22 p.m. will now depart at 3:10 p.m., and 12 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Train No. 3256, departing 30th Street Station at 6:05 p.m. will become Train No. 5256. Customers boarding at 30th Street Station please note that Train No. 5256 will leave from platform 1/2.

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia. Please check the timetable for details.

Media/Elwyn Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 328, currently departing at 6:00 a.m., will become Train No. 3528 departing from Elwyn 2 minutes later at 6:02 a.m. This train will now operate continuing service to Doylestown.

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia. Please check the timetable for details.

Paoli/Thorndale Line

As part of the Regional Rail schedule change, the schedule for Bus Routes 204, 205, and 206 will also change, effective Monday, August 5, 2019.

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 9512, departing Thorndale at 5:38 a.m., will become Train No. 5312. In Center City, this train will become a West Trenton Line train with service to Neshaminy Station.

• Train No. 9532, currently departing Thorndale at 7:18 a.m. will depart Downingtown, Whitford, and Exton stations up to 5 minutes earlier, due to ongoing Amtrak track construction.

• Train No. 580, departing Thorndale at 4:46 p.m., will become a “semi-express” trip and will not stop at Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, or Merion Stations. Customers traveling from these stations may transfer at Haverford to the new Local Train No. 5256.

• New train No. 5256, will depart Bryn Mawr at 5:37 p.m. will make all local stops to Center City before continuing on the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Elm Street.

Outbound (toward Thorndale):

• Train No. 503, currently departing Suburban at 6:38 a.m. will become Train No. 1501 and will depart 13 minutes earlier at 6:25 a.m. Please note this train will depart Suburban Station on Track 7.

• Train No. 2517, currently departing Suburban at 9:21 a.m., will become Train No. 517 departing 2 minutes later at 9:23 a.m. Please note, this train will depart Paoli and Malvern Stations 3 minutes earlier.

• Train No. 2555, departing Suburban at 4:47 p.m. will depart all station stops between Temple University and Bryn Mawr Stations 2 minutes earlier.

• Train No. 587, currently departing Suburban at 10:28 p.m. will depart at 10:18 p.m. and up to 10 minutes earlier at station stops between Temple University and Thorndale Stations

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track projects track projects in the area between Paoli and Thorndale. Please check the timetable for details.

Trenton Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 9734, departing Trenton Transit Center at 10:53 a.m. will become Train No. 734. This train continues to Chestnut Hill East Line station in Center City.

Outbound (toward Trenton):

• Train No. 715, currently departing Suburban at 8:00 a.m. becomes Train No. 2715 departing Suburban 30 minutes earlier at 7:50 a.m. This train will depart all scheduled station stops between 11 and 20 minutes earlier. This schedule change will create an earlier connection to NJ Transit at Trenton Transit Center for customers traveling to Princeton, New Brunswick, Newark and New York.

• Train No. 9735, departing Suburban at 1:06 p.m. will become Train No. 735

Weekend service

Inbound (toward Center City)

• Saturday Train No. 718, currently departing Trenton Transit Center at 2:59 p.m., will depart at 2:56 p.m. and 3 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Saturday Train No. 724, departing Suburban at 6:47 p.m., will operate 3 minutes earlier, departing Suburban at 6:44 p.m. This train number & time does not appear on the Trenton line schedule.

Important safety reminder for Trenton line customers:

As part of the Amtrak track work, the inner track fencing was temporarily being removed at Stations, but it is critically important that no one try to cross this very active right of way. Amtrak trains traveling toward Philadelphia and New York travel at high rates of speed and they are not making station stops. Even if the Engineer sees you they will not be able to stop in time. Customers are also reminded to stand behind the yellow line while waiting on the station platform.

Help prevent a tragedy. Please don’t risk your life or the safety of others – only use the designated pedestrian pathways at septa stations.

Warminster Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 4269, departing Glenside at 7:02 p.m., will temporarily end at 30th Street Station during Amtrak Wilmington/Newark Line track construction work August 5th through September 29th.

• Train No. 473, departing Warminster at 9:20 p.m. will operate 10 minutes later at all scheduled station stops between Warminster to Wayne Junction Stations.

Outbound (toward Warminster):

• Train No. 476, departing Suburban at 12:05 a.m. will depart Roslyn, Crestmont, Willow Grove, and Hatboro Stations 2 minutes earlier.

West Trenton Line

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 6327, departing Neshaminy at 8:03 a.m. will become Train No. 3419 departing at 7:58 a.m., and 5 minutes earlier at intermediate stations. In Center City, this train will become an Airport Line train.

• Train No. 6311, departing West Trenton at 1:59 p.m. will become Train No. 3239 and will become a Wilmington/Newark train in Center City.

Outbound (toward West Trenton):

• Train No. 328, currently departing Suburban at 6:48 a.m. will become Train No. 5312 departing at 6:44 a.m., and 4 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops to Neshaminy Falls.

• Train No. 6368, currently departing Suburban at 3:10 p.m., will now depart at 3:20 p.m., and 10 minutes later at all scheduled station stops to West Trenton.

• Train No. 6370, currently departing Suburban at 3:47 p.m. will now depart at 3:50 p.m., and 3 minutes later at all scheduled station stops to West Trenton.

Weekend service:

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track project in the area of North Philadelphia. Please check the timetable for details.

Wilmington/Newark Line

For the final phase of Amtrak track work between Wilmington and Claymont Stations for 2019 the following significant service changes will be in effect until September 29th. Unless otherwise noted, the only change in schedule relates to the specific station referenced:

Weekday service

Inbound (toward Center City):

• Train No. 220, will depart Wilmington Station 4 minutes earlier at 5:57 a.m.

• Train No. 2718 will depart Newark Station at 6:16 a.m. and 6 minutes earlier from Churchman’s Crossing and Wilmington Stations.

• Train No. 9212, will depart Claymont Station at 7:22 a.m. and 6 minutes later at all scheduled station stops through Center City.

• Train No. 9218 will become Train No. 2716 departing 10 minutes earlier from Newark and Churchman’s Crossing and 6 minutes earlier from Wilmington. Train will depart Claymont for Center City at the regularly scheduled time of 8:09 a.m.

• Train No. 9230 becomes Train No. 2720 and will depart 10 minutes earlier from Newark, Churchman’s Crossing, and Wilmington. Train No. 2720 will depart Claymont for Center City at the regularly scheduled time of 8:59 a.m.

• Train No. 2720, currently departing Newark at 8:58 a.m. will become Train No. 9230 departing 8 minutes later at 9:06 a.m., 8 to 14 minutes later at intermediate stations, arriving at Suburban at 10:27 a.m.

• Train No. 222, currently departing Wilmington at 9:50 a.m. will now depart 6 minutes earlier at 9:44 a.m.

• Train No. 2734 currently departing Wilmington at 10:56 a.m. will become Train No. 9234 departing 6 minutes earlier at 10:50 a.m.

• Train No. 9238, currently departing Wilmington at 12:50 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 12:44 p.m.

• Train No. 9242, currently departing Wilmington at 2:45 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 2:39 p.m.

• Train No. 252, currently departing Wilmington at 4:44 p.m. will depart 5 minutes earlier at 4:39 p.m.

• Train No. 2760, currently departing Wilmington at 5:15 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 5:09 p.m.

• Train No. 264, currently departing Wilmington at 5:50 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlierat 5:44 p.m.

• Train No. 9294, currently departing Wilmington at 6:15 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 6:09 p.m.

• Train No. 9254, currently departing Wilmington at 7:16 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 7:10 p.m.

• Train No. 1256, currently departing Newark at 7:13 p.m. will depart 6 minutes later at 7:19 p.m. arriving at Suburban at 8:29 p.m.

• Train No. 9260, currently departing Newark at 8:27 p.m. will depart 6 minutes later at 8:27 p.m. arriving at Suburban at 9:39 p.m.

• Train No. 272, currently departing Wilmington at 8:53 p.m. will depart 6 minutes earlier at 8:47 p.m.

• Train No. 274, currently departing Wilmington at 9:58 p.m. will depart 2 minutes earlier at 9:56 p.m.

• Train No. 276, currently departing Wilmington at 10:48 p.m. will depart 4 minutes earlier at 10:44 p.m.

Outbound (toward Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark):

• Train No. 1295, currently departing from Suburban as 5:26 a.m. will depart at 5:20 a.m. and 6 minutes earlier from all scheduled station stops arriving in Newark at 6:20 a.m.

• Train No. 1203, departing from Suburban at 5:38 a.m. will depart 3 to 6 minutes later between Marcus Hook and Newark Stations.

• Train No. 207, departing from Suburban at 6:34 a.m. will depart 6 to 11 minutes later between Wilmington and Newark Stations.

• Train No. 4213, departing Suburban at 7:01 a.m. will depart 6 to 8 minutes later from between Wilmington and Newark Stations.

• Train No. 209, will arrive 6 minutes later at Wilmington at 9:08 a.m.

• Train No. 3223, will arrive 5 minutes later at Wilmington at 10:23 a.m.

• Train No. 9229, currently departing Suburban at 11:37 a.m. will depart at 11:31 a.m. and 6 minutes earlier at all scheduled station stops.

• Train No. 7239 will become Train No. 3229, departing Suburban at 3:10 p.m.

• Train No. 9245, departing from Suburban at 4:29 p.m., will temporarily provide express service between University City and Glenolden. This train will not stop at Darby, Curtis Park, Sharon Hill, and Folcroft. Customers may use Train No. 9243 and Train No. 5249 as alternates for travel.

• Train No. 5265, will arrive 6 minutes later at station stops between Wilmington and Newark.

• Train No. 4269, currently departing Temple University at 7:29 p.m. will become Train No. 9269 departing at 7:23 p.m. (7:34 p.m. from Suburban) and 6 minutes earlier at scheduled station stops between Temple University and Wilmington.

Weekend service

• Weekend service is being modified by up to 30 minutes to improve on-time performance and address upcoming Amtrak state of good repair track projects in the area between Wilmington and Claymont. Please check the timetable for details.