SEPTA makes more changes to Regional Rail schedules

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If you regularly use SEPTA, there are some new Regional Rail schedules you need to be aware of. (WPVI)

If you regularly use SEPTA, there are some new Regional Rail schedules you need to be aware of.

Weekday train times have been adjusted.

Some trains are departing earlier or later than previously scheduled.

Also, the Airport Line inbound trains will no longer stop at the Wayne Junction, Fern Rock or Melrose Park Stations.

The schedule changes are an effort to address congestion and the addition of Positive Train Control.

"The January schedule change expands on the weekday adjustments made in December 2016 and focuses on addressing congestion, the continued implementation of Positive Train Control, and train run times. Saturday and Sunday service will operate as currently scheduled," SEPTA says on their website.
Highlights of the Jan. 29 schedule change are as follows:

Weekday train times have been adjusted for Regional Rail Lines with some trains departing earlier or
later than previously scheduled.

Airport Line Inbound Train #404 (departs Airport Terminals E and F at 5:37 a.m.) will no longer stop at
Wayne Junction, Fern Rock or Melrose Park Stations. Inbound train #448 (departing from Airport
Terminals E and F at 4:37 p.m.) will no longer stop at Wayne Junction Fern Rock, Melrose Park or Elkins
Park stations. Train #448 will also depart three to four minutes earlier from Jenkintown-Wyncote and
Glenside Stations.

Chestnut Hill East: Select trains will operate up to eight minutes later.

Cynwyd: Select weekday inbound and outbound trains will operate three to 16 minutes later.

Lansdale/Doylestown: Trains departing between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. between Delaware Valley
University and Chalfont stations may depart ahead of schedule as stops will only be made to discharge

or pick-up passengers (D-Stops Only). Additional morning service has been added to Elkins Park Station
with train #5315 which departs from Colmar at 6:10 a.m. Service has also been added to Link Belt
Station with trains #6517 departing from Doylestown Station at 7:58 a.m. and #521 departing from
Doylestown at 8:52 a.m. Train #519 will originate at Lansdale Station at 8:48 a.m. and will no longer stop
at Link Belt, Colmar, Fortuna or 9th St. Station. Evening train #573 which departs from Colmar at 5:23
p.m. will depart four minutes later from all stations and will no longer stop at Melrose Par or Wayne
Junction Stations.

Manayunk/Norristown: Select trains will operate later than previously scheduled. Weekday outbound
train #6212 departing from 30th Street Station at 5:41 a.m. will not stop at Elm Street Station. Train
#3224 will depart from 30th Street Station at 7:30 a.m., and will no longer stop at North Broad Station.

Media/Elwyn: Many trains will depart earlier than previously scheduled.

Paoli/Thorndale: Select morning trains will depart earlier and later than previously scheduled. Inbound
train #9506 will now originate from Villanova Station and depart at 7:52 a.m. Train #9536 departing
from Malvern at 7:42 a.m. will now stop at Haverford, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Merion and
Overbrook Stations. Weekday outbound train #551 departing from Temple University at 4:04 p.m. will
no longer stop at Exton, Whitford, Downingtown or Thorndale Stations.
Trenton: Most trains will depart a few minutes earlier than previously scheduled. Trains #769 departing
from Temple University at 8:46 p.m., #773 departing from Temple University at 6:36 p.m. and #8775
departing from Temple University at 10:32 p.m. will now serve Eddington Station.

Warminster: Additional weekday morning service has been added to Melrose Park with train #4213
departing from Warminster Station at 6:40 a.m. Train #404 departing from 30th Street Station at 6:00
a.m. will no longer make stops at Wayne Junction, Fern Rock Transportation Center or Melrose Part
Stations and will depart three minutes earlier from Elkins Park Station. Outbound train #448 departing
from 30th Street Station at 5:00 p.m. will no longer stop at Wayne Junction, Fern Rock Transportation
Center, Melrose Park or Elkins Park Stations and will depart from Jenkintown/Wyncote Station earlier
than previously scheduled.

West Trenton: Most trains will depart earlier than previously scheduled.

Wilmington/Newark: Select inbound trains will operate a few minutes later.

Another change - this schedule will not be printed on paper.

"We are taking a different approach for the January 29th schedule change by not printing paper timetables. This gives us an opportunity to introduce/reintroduce Regional Rail customers to all of the other options we offer to get schedule and service information. Paper timetables will be available for the April schedule change," SEPTA says.

SEPTA hopes riders will use their digital formats to access the schedules.

For a full list of schedule changes, click here.
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