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SEPTA Enhances Regional Rail Service For I-95 Construction

I-95/I-295 News, Transit News | September 27th, 2019

Thinking about ditching the car [and that I-95 commute] and making the switch to SEPTA? Now’s the time to take back your commute!

SEPTA has adjusted schedules and added capacity on the Trenton and West Trenton Lines to accommodate current riders and make room for more to use Regional Rail as an alternative during the I-95 reconstruction. New timetables reflecting these changes begin Sunday, September 29, 2019.

SEPTA has been working in close partnership with PennDOT and DVRPC during the I-95 Reconstruction to provide travel alternatives for commuters. The Trenton and West Trenton Lines cover a large portion of the I-95 corridor that is currently impacted by construction work.

SEPTA wants commuters who normally drive on I-95 to give SEPTA a try during the construction project. The Trenton and West Trenton Lines offer convenient alternatives for drivers who need to get to Center City from Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County. Instead of fighting the traffic, leave your car in park and leave the driving to SEPTA.

SEPTA has leased five rail coach cars from the Maryland Area Regional Commuter Rail (MARC) system to help with these service enhancements. The addition of the MARC cars also gives SEPTA some flexibility in how they can deploy their own rail fleet. Overall, this will allow SEPTA to add nearly 1,900 seats [1,888 to be exact] across the Trenton and West Trenton Lines for both the morning and evening commutes.

Full details on this enhanced services is available at https://www.iseptaphilly.com/blog/falltrainschedules