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Travel Tips For SEPTA Commuters In The Event Of A City Transit Division Service Interruption

Transit News | October 26th, 2021

SEPTA Government Affairs has provided us with information if there is a City Transit Division work stoppage as SEPTA will implement a service interruption plan, and full alternate service information will be posted on SEPTA’s website – http://www.septa.org.

It is important to note that an authorization vote does not necessarily mean there will be a work stoppage when the contract expires and SEPTA management and TWU Local 234 leadership have been engaged in productive, good faith negotiations in recent months.

In the meantime, to help prepare your employees for service that would be impacted in the event of a work stoppage, the following is an overview of the services that would be suspended and those that will continue to operate.

The key takeaway for Bucks County is Regional Rail will operate with more frequent service. Express trains may make additional stops to accommodate the anticipated ridership increase. Station announcements will be made for any service changes.

What SEPTA Service Will Run?

  • Regional Rail: Train service will be the best choice for travel in and around Philadelphia. Please click here for Regional Rail fare information.
  • Suburban Transit: Bus and Trolley routes and the Norristown High Speed Line will not be affected, however the routing and scheduled service for some of the buses that normally travel into the City will change.
  • LUCY (Loop through University City): Green and Gold Loop service will operate regular routing from 30th Street Station to selected University City destinations.
  • CCT Connect: Regular service will operate for, registered ADA and Shared Ride customers. There may be some delays due to increased demand and local street traffic.

What SEPTA Service Will NOT Run?

  • Market Frankford Line
  • Broad Street & Broad Ridge Spur Lines
  • City Transit Bus, Trolley and Trackless Trolley Routes

For additional information including revised Regional Rail schedules go to the SEPTA service interruption guide HERE.