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Regional Rail Winter Storm Service Plan

In the event of a severe winter storm, the Regional Rail Winter Storm Service Plan will be placed into effect. The plan is designed to improve service coverage and help alleviate crush loads for customers trying to depart Center City during midday hours and to help maintain service in the event of a severe storm.

Here's how the Plans will work

We've identified two possible weather related situations that will alter our normal Weekday Regional Rail schedules:

Early Exit
In the event the City of Philadelphia calls for the early closure of the Central Business District

  • SEPTA will take 9 trains from the PM schedule and move the service to MIDDAY to accommodate people leaving early (scroll down to view the early exit schedule)
  • These trains will NOT operate in their regular PM time period
  • The rest of the Weekday schedule will remain the same


The Early Exit schedule will ONLY be in effect if SEPTA notifies customers by 10:00 a.m., on the day of the storm

Severe Storm
In the event of a forecast calling for high snow accumulations, high winds, and very icy conditions

  • Regional Rail will operate on a SATURDAY SCHEDULE
  • Enhanced Wilmington/Newark Line schedule with service to Newark and Churchmans Crossing Stations in the State of Delaware (view the complete schedule here)
  • Cynwyd Line service will not operate


SEPTA will notify customers by 4:00 p.m. the day before the storm if the SATURDAY SCHEDULE will be in effect. This will not be subject to reversal once announced

How do I know which schedule will be in effect?

Customers should check this page or the Winter Weather General Plan on the SEPTA website, follow your Regional Rail Line on Twitter, listen for platform announcements at your station, sign up with ReadyPhiladelphia, and stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest service information. Information will also be posted on System Status (look for the snowflake icon at the top of the page) and TrainView.

UNLESS AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE BY SEPTA, AS NOTED ABOVE, REGULAR SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL SERVICE WILL OPERATE DURING STORM CONDITIONS

Early Exit Schedule

All other trains will operate according to the current timetable.

Line
Midday Train#/Service
PM Center City Departure Times
THESE TRAINS WILL NOT OPERATE IF EARLY EXIT SCHEDULE IN EFFECT
Wilmington/Newark
9201
Local Service to Newark
Jefferson: 12:11 p.m.
Suburban: 12:16 p.m.
30th St. 12:21 p.m.
9251: Departing Suburban at 5:09 p.m.
Media/Elwyn
9301
Local Service to Elwyn
Jefferson: 12:12 p.m.
Suburban: 12:17 p.m.
30th St.: 12:22 p.m.
9365: Departing Suburban at 5:22 p.m.
West Trenton
6390
Express to Jenkintown-Wyncote, Local Service to West Trenton
30th St.: 12:20 p.m.
Suburban: 12:25 p.m.
Jefferson: 12:30 p.m.
6378: Departing Suburban at 5:14 p.m.
Manayunk/Norristown

6200
Local Service to Norristown

30th St: 12:09 p.m.
Suburban: 12:14 p.m.
Jefferson: 12:19 p.m.
6248: Departing Suburban at 4:45 p.m.
Warminster
6408
Express to Jenkintown-Wnycote, Local Service to Warminster
30th St.: 12:25 p.m.
Suburban: 12:30 p.m.
Jefferson: 12:35 p.m.
5444: Departing Suburban at 4:32 p.m.
Paoli/Thorndale
9595
Express to Bryn Mawr, Local to Thorndale
Jefferson: 12:05 p.m.
Suburban: 12:10 p.m.
30th St. 12:15 p.m.
9561: Departing Suburban at 5:08 p.m.
Paoli/Thorndale
9599
Express to Bryn Mawr, Local to Bryn Mawr
Jefferson: 12:30 p.m.
Suburban: 12:35 p.m.
30th St. 12:40 p.m.
9553: Departing Suburban at 4:43 p.m.
Lansdale/Doylestown
6500
Express to Ft. Washington, Local to Doylestown
30th St.: 12:35 p.m.
Suburban: 12:40 p.m.
Jefferson: 12:45 p.m.

Train 6576: Departing Suburban at 5:11 p.m.

Trenton
9799
Local to Trenton
Jefferson: 12:25 p.m.
Suburban: 12:30 p.m.
30th St.: 12:35 p.m.
9745: Departing Suburban at 4:50 p.m.

All other Trains not noted above will operate as regularly scheduled