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New SEPTA Lifeline Service To Go Into Effect Due To COVID-19

Transit News | April 7th, 2020

New SEPTA Lifeline service goes into effect on Thursday, April 9, 2020 across all modes that focuses on providing access for essential workers traveling to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services. Below is a summary of the changes impacting Bucks County:


  • No service on the West Trenton line
  • Lansdale/Doylestown: Service will only operate between Center City and Lansdale
  • Service in its current form will remain for Trenton and Warminster.
  • Airport Line: Service will be reduced from hourly trips to every two hours


  • Service will be limited to approximately 60 core routes. SEPTA prioritized routes that provide access to essential services, as well as those with connections to the Broad Street, Market-Frankford Lines and Regional Rail.
  • Core routes that will remain operation in Bucks County are: Route 14, Route 50, Route 58, Route 129 and Route 132. (All other routes are suspended!)
  • Rear door boarding remains in effect with vehicle capacity limits to encourage social distancing.

Complete Lifeline service information is available at http://septa.org/covid-19/service-information.html