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Amtrak - Northeast Corridor Track Work
Impacting Trenton Regional Rail Line - UPDATE

In March, Amtrak began work to improve track conditions on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Trenton Transit Center and Holmesburg Junction. The project involves the rebuilding of track structure in this area to replace infrastructure that began to deteriorate before the end of its useful life.
The scope of the work requires taking track out of service for extended and continuous periods of time, which is creating an impact at 8 stations (Trenton Transit Center, Levittown, Bristol, Croydon, Eddington, Cornwells Heights, Torresdale and Holmesburg Junction) served by the Trenton Regional Rail Line. Additionally, as part of this work, the inner track fencing is temporarily being removed, which creates concerns for the safety of SEPTA customers.

While this project is reducing the number of tracks available for train service the amount of traffic generated by Amtrak, SEPTA, and freight carrier service is not reduced. As the owner of NEC, Amtrak is responsible for dispatching all trains, including ours. SEPTA is working to coordinate with Amtrak on dispatching issues, but more often than not, their service gets first priority and our trains must follow the instructions provided by Amtrak.

IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER

As part of the Amtrak track work, the inner track fencing is temporarily being removed at Stations but it is critically important that NO ONE try to cross this very active right of way. Amtrak trains traveling towards Philadelphia and New York travel at high rates of speed and they are NOT making station stops. Even if the Engineer sees you they will not be able to stop in time. Customers are also reminded to stand behind the yellow line while waiting on the station platform.

HELP PREVENT A TRAGEDY. PLEASE DON'T RISK YOUR LIFE OR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS - ONLY USE THE DESIGNATED PEDESTRIAN PATHWAYS AT SEPTA STATIONS

Amtrak continues to make progress on their Northeast Corridor Track Replacement Project. With the completion of work that impacted inbound, weekday, midday travel for customers at the Tacony and Bridesburg Stations, regular train service resumed on the Trenton Line, effective July 30, 2018. The schedule information has been updated online and a new paper timetable will be available in September. The Amtrak track work will continue through the end of this calendar year.

Amtrak Track laying equipment - Trenton Line

Lansdale/Doylestown Line:

With the completion of work requiring weekday, midday busing, regular train service between Doylestown and Lansdale Stations resumes and a new paper timetable with an August 5, 2018 effective date was printed.

Paper timetables will also be printed for other Regional Rail Lines in September.