SEPTA Expands Regional Rail Service
SEPTA announced last week regional rail service is expanding this week.
Schedule changes took effect this past Sunday and arr designed to better accommodate current riders and add options for others who may return to in-person work and other activities in early 2022.
SEPTA has convenient and affordable options for travel to work, medical appointments, entertainment – and everywhere in-between,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are focused on providing safe, efficient and reliable service for our customers as we continue to move through this recovery.”
The changes will bring Regional Rail service to 75 percent of pre-COVID levels, up from approximately 65 percent currently. Regional Rail ridership has returned gradually over the past year and is currently at about 40 percent of pre-pandemic level.
Schedules on SEPTA’s transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, have already returned to near pre-pandemic levels. Transit ridership has also seen steady growth, and now stands at approximately 52 percent of pre-COVID levels.
The added Regional Rail trips are listed by line on SEPTA’s website, which also has the schedules. Timetables will also be updated on the Official SEPTA App.