New Lifeline SEPTA Service

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New Lifeline service goes into effect on Thursday, April 9, 2020 across all modes that focuses on providing access for essential workers traveling to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services. Below is a summary of the changes:

  • MARKET-FRANKFORD LINE: Select stations will be closed (Church, Tioga, Somerset, York-Dauphin, 2nd Street, 5th Street, 13th Street, 56th Street, 63rd Street and Millbourne). Service will operate on a Saturday schedule 7 days a week, except between 1:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. when service is suspended.
    • Cashiers will not accept cash – please purchase a Quick Trip at a Station Fare Kiosks
  • BROAD STREET LINE/BROAD-RIDGE SPUR: Select stations will be closed (Tasker-Morris, Lombard-South, Spring Garden, Fairmount, Susquehanna-Dauphin, Wyoming, Logan and Chinatown). Service will operate on a Saturday schedule 7 days a week, except between 1:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. when service is suspended.
    • Cashiers will not accept cash – please purchase a Quick Trip at a Station Fare Kiosk
  • BUSES: Service will be limited to approximately 60 core routes. SEPTA prioritized routes that provide access to essential services, as well as those with connections to the Broad Street, Market-Frankford Lines and Regional Rail.
    • Rear door boarding remains in effect with vehicle capacity limits to encourage social distancing
  • REGIONAL RAIL: Service on six lines will be suspended and two others shortened.
    • No service on the Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Cynwyd, Manayunk/Norristown, West Trenton and Wilmington Newark Lines.
    • Service on two additional lines will be truncated:
    • Paoli/Thorndale: Service will only operate between Center City and Malvern
    • Lansdale/Doylestown: Service only operate between Center City and Lansdale
    • Airport Line service will be reduced from hourly trips to every two hours.
  • TROLLEYS: Select stations in Center City and West Philadelphia will be closed ( 13th Street, 19th Street, 33rd Street and 36th Street). The Route 101 Trolley will continue to operate with bus service, and the Route 102 remains suspended. Service will operate on a Saturday schedule 7 days a week
  • NORRISTOWN HIGH SPEED LINE: No additional changes with this new schedule. Service will operate on a Saturday schedule 7 days a week

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