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SEPTA Improvement Project to Upgrade Chestnut Hill East Line Infrastructure

While Work is Underway Saturday Service Outage to go into Effect

April 05, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 5, 2018) --- Beginning April 7, SEPTA in-house forces and third-party contractors will perform work as part of a series of projects that will improve service reliability along the Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Line. While crews are working, there will be no train service at Chestnut Hill East Stations for three consecutive Saturdays, April 7, 14, and 21.

During construction, SEPTA crews and third-party contractors will perform the following:

  • Replace wood ties and timbers for a major undergrade bridge near Wayne Junction Station;
  • Make structural repairs to a catenary structure, damaged during a storm, near Wister Station;
  • Install new platform walking surfaces at Wyndmoor Station;
  • Trim trees along the entire Chestnut Hill East Line to restore sage electrical clearance around high voltage traction power lines;
  • Perform track maintenance work on curves at Germantown Station;
  • Soil boring and sampling track fill for analysis near Wyndmoor Station;
  • Bridge painting and conducting structural inspections.


Trenton Regional Rail Line trains that normally operate through Center City to Chestnut Hill East Stations will terminate at Temple University Station.

Customers taking SEPTA Regional Rail should use the Chestnut Hill West Line as an alternate service option to complete their trips between Center City and Chestnut Hill. Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail trains will operate on a regular Saturday schedule with trains providing hourly service.

SEPTA bus routes 18, 23, 26, H, J, L, and XH make stops at or near most Chestnut Hill East Stations. Customers should consult bus timetables or visit http://www.septa.org/alert/che.html for alternate service options.

Regularly scheduled weekend service will be in effect on Sunday April 8, 15, and 22.

Passengers can also visit www.septa.org to view changes to their train lines. Riders can also contact SEPTA Customer Service representatives at (215) 580-7800 for more information and can stay connected by following the Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Line on Twitter: @SEPTA_CHE.