SEPTA adds Regional Rail service

SEPTA Key fares expanding Regional Rail service in May
SEPTA

More Regional Rail trains hit the tracks Sunday, bringing SEPTA’s rail network up to 75% of its pre-pandemic service.

The changes, authority officials said, are meant to help current riders and prepare for people who may be returning to in-person jobs in the new year.

“We are focused on providing safe, efficient and reliable service for our customers as we continue to move through this recovery,” SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said in a statement.

COVID-19 brought significant public transportation ridership declines, particularly to Regional Rail, which still has 60% fewer riders than before the pandemic.

Prior to Sunday, the rail lines had been operating at 65% of pre-COVID levels.

Buses, trolleys and the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines have been running on close-to-normal schedules for a while, and overall SEPTA ridership is just over half of where it was prior to the virus.

Go to www.septa.org to see specific schedules changes for each Regional Rail line.

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