SEPTA bringing colors back to Regional Rail

    I don’t know about you, but when SEPTA took away the color system for Regional Rail and got rid of the ‘R,’ giving someone directions got a lot harder. I’ll still tell  you to take the R7 to get to my house. But if it’s not your usual line or you’re not from here at all, you’ll probably never make it.


    SEPTA’s meeting me…I mean the whole Delaware Valley… half way. It’s bringing back the colors. Come next month, 13 Regional Rail colors will make their debut — all different from the previous colors, as the Inquirer reports. The airport line (better known as the R1), for example, wil be purple instead of the former yellow.

    Now if SEPTA could just paint the actual trains in designated colors, I could tell you to take the burnt orange train to my house. Plus, it’d be a lot more fun to see a say, lime green, train pull into Suburban Station. Here’s hoping.

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