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SEPTA West Trenton Line Infrastructure Improvement Project To Impact Bucks County

Transit News | October 19th, 2023

SEPTA crews will be working on the West Trenton Line between Woodbourne Station and West Trenton Station for two weeks beginning Monday, October 23 removing overhead catenary (power) wire from track that SEPTA formerly shared with CSX.

Crews will be working at various locations in Middletown Township, Lower Makefield Township, Yardley Borough in Bucks County and Ewing Township in Mercer County, NJ throughout the two-week period. While all work will be performed from the SEPTA track right-of-way Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, following are several aspects of the work SEPTA wants to highlight for you:

  • At various times, work through the grade crossings will cause brief, intermittent closures of Township Line, Heacock Road, Stoney Hill Road and Edgewood Road. Any closures are being planned as much as possible to occur after 9:00 AM to avoid rush hour, and SEPTA is working with local police to have personnel at crossing locations to direct traffic during those times.
  • The work will use the wire train, which is powered by a diesel locomotive. A diesel locomotive is louder than our typical electric trains. When the train is not in operation, it will be stored on industrial track in West Trenton yard.
  • During the work, trains passing the wire train may sound their horns to alert track crews in the quiet zone. This is allowed under the Quiet Zone rule as train horns are important in notifying track workers of passing trains.

SEPTA West Trenton route information is available at https://realtime.septa.org/routes/status/WTR