SEPTA has announced that it will begin increasing service frequency on the Regional Rail system next week. Starting Monday, June 29th, Regional Rail will run hourly weekday service on most lines. Masks are currently required when riding all SEPTA vehicles.
The schedule for the Lansdale/Doylestown line that provides service at Fort Washington, Ambler, Penllyn, and Gwynedd Valley can be found here. Through most of the COVID-19 crisis, Regional Rail service has operated only on selected lines, with service running every two hours.
“This is a significant step forward for SEPTA and our region as we work through the phases of COVID-19 recovery,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are excited to see more customers returning, and we want to assure them that we are ready with safe and reliable service.”
In the press release, SEPTA details that it has implemented a cleaning program that includes twice-daily sanitizing of all vehicles, and around-the-clock cleaning, disinfecting, and power-washing at all open stations. There is also staff dedicated to wiping down and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
For those of you who haven’t used the Regional Rail station in Conshohocken since the start of the pandemic, note that there is major construction happening in the area of the Conshohocken station. A temporary lot has been created. There are signs leading you to it.