SEPTA updates Bike Policy to allow Bikes on all NHSL and BSL trains

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

By Nicole Brunet

Norristown High Speed Line - SEPTA
Norristown High Speed Line - SEPTA

Effective immediately, SEPTA’s Bike Policy will now allow for bikes on all Norristown High Speed Line and Broad Street Line trains.

This announcement comes after advocacy from our Policy Team, Transit Forward Philadelphia and Clean Air Council asking that SEPTA reevaluate their bike policy given that ridership is still around 50% of pre-pandemic rates. In a letter sent in August, our three organizations requested that all Regional Rail, NHSL, and BSL allow bikes on at all times. While they agreed to allow bikes on the NHSL and BSL without any restriction, SEPTA said that because of operator shortage on the regional rail, they weren’t able to accommodate bikes during peak hours of regional rail trains.

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