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SEPTA adding more services across entire SEPTA system beginning in September

To continue supporting the region’s recovery and prepare for increased ridership after Labor Day, SEPTA is adding more service across the entire SEPTA system beginning in September.

New Transit schedules for buses, trolleys, Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines, and the Norristown High-Speed Line will go into effect on Sunday and Monday, August 29 & 30, 2021. New Regional Rail schedules begin on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

NEW TRANSIT SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS – Effective Sunday, August 29 & Monday, August 30

  • Scheduled service will increase to 93% of pre-COVID levels

  • Market-Frankford: Operating with 6-minute headways (M – F | 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM)

  • Broad Street: Operating with 8-minute (or less) headways (M – F | 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM)

  • High-frequency Bus and Trolley routes operating at pre-COVID levels


  • Scheduled service will increase to 65% of pre-COVID levels on weekdays and 53% on weekends

  • Weekday enhancements for AM/PM, inbound/outbound service, including the return of select Express, trips on the Paoli/Thorndale, Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster, West Trenton, and Wilmington/Newark Lines

  • Cynwyd Line will return with limited service

  • Weekend enhancements include service added on select lines; 2-hour service on the Fox Chase and Media/Elwyn Lines; and Sunday service on the Paoli/Thorndale Line will begin/end at Malvern Stations

New schedules and updated service information is also available on, on printed timetables, and on the SEPTA App. The SEPTA App is an important resource for SEPTA customers with real-time service information, service alerts, and SEPTA Key account information. Customers are encouraged to download and update the App for iPhone and Android.


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