SEPTA Board Advances Two Major Initiatives: KOP Rail & Trolley Modernization - SEPTA
September 22, 2022 - the SEPTA Board approved measures that will allow for significant advances to two major initiatives of SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan – King of Prussia Rail (KOP Rail) and Trolley Modernization.
KOP Rail will extend the existing Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) four miles into King of Prussia, providing a “one-seat” ride from any station along the NHSL, including 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and Norristown Transportation Center.
As part of the Project Development Phase, the Board voted to initiate the real estate process related to necessary permanent and temporary acquisitions of approximately 70 parcels in and around the proposed rail alignment. These acquisitions will facilitate the construction, staging, and establishment of the KOP Rail extension.