Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Crews to Utilize Additional Time for Cleaning of Stations & Vehicles;
Efforts Focused on Maintaining Essential Services Amid COVID-19 Crisis
March 29, 2020
Starting Monday, March 30, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to give crews additional time for cleaning amid the COVID-19 crisis.
SEPTA had been running overnight service on both lines since schedules were adjusted last week, and ridership during these hours has been very low. Starting Monday morning, SEPTA will utilize this window for additional cleaning of vehicles and stations. This time could also be used for maintenance or track work as needed.
Service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines, as well as all buses, trolleys and the Norristown High Speed Line, remains on a Saturday schedule, seven-days a week. For schedule details, please visit http://septa.org/notice/modified-saturday-schedules.html.
SEPTA would also like to remind customers that service changes for Regional Rail go into effect on Sunday, March 29. SEPTA will move to a new "Essential Service Schedule," which provides limited service on all lines. For schedule details, please visit https://www.septa.org/service/rail/midday-schedule.html.
SEPTA will continue to closely monitor all services to try to ensure that there is enough space on-board vehicles for customers to practice social distancing.
SEPTA would like to stress to riders that it is maintaining service to move riders who work in essential jobs, and to allow residents to use the system to access life-sustaining services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and grocery stores. SEPTA has a new map posted to its website aimed at providing information travelers who need to get to these services. Please see the map at https://www.septa.org/notice/essential-business-map.html