Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Includes Service on Bus & Trolley Routes; Further Enhancements to Promote Social Distancing
May 08, 2020
In an effort to improve conditions for essential travelers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis, and prepare for the region's reopening, SEPTA will return to regular schedules on most Transit services starting the week of May 17. This includes resuming service on all bus and trolley routes with front-door boarding and fare payment, and restoring regular weekday and weekend frequencies on the Market-Frankford, Broad Street and Norristown High Speed Lines.
"The health and safety of employees and customers remains SEPTA's top priority, and this return-toservice plan is focused on enhancing measures we have put in place to reduce crowding and promote social distancing," said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards. "While we are preparing for an eventual increase in ridership, service will continue to be available for essential travel only until further notice. If you do not need to get to work or access life-sustaining services, please do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying off the system."
Below are highlights for customers about the return to regular Transit schedules starting the week of May 17. A Transit schedule preview is posted on SEPTA's website at http://septa.org/media/transit-schedule-update.html. Please note that Regional Rail will continue to operate on reduced schedules until further notice.
Bus and Trolley
Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line/Broad-Ridge Spur Lines:
Service levels will increase, however, selected stations along both lines will remain closed until further notice. These closures allow SEPTA cleaning crews to concentrate their efforts at open stations, which provide access to critical services and connections to other Transit services. The following stations will remain open, and all others closed until further notice:
While regular schedules will go into place, SEPTA's workforce continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, and absenteeism remains at higher-than-normal levels. Service adjustments will be made as needed to operate as much service as possible with the personnel available. Please continue to check SEPTA's website, Twitter and the Official SEPTA App for real-time updates.