The suburban trolley lines and Norristown High Speed Line will be getting some new station names come September.
As part of SEPTA’s efforts to make itself more customer friendly, the authority will be renaming eight stations along the three routes. SEPTA officials had been talking about the changes for several months but had been tight-lipped about providing details until local elected officials had been consulted.
The authority has argued that the names of some stations along routes 101 and 102 and the Norristown High Speed Line don’t match local geographic features — like roads or landmarks — and can be confusing.
The changes will take effect Sept. 5, and timetables will initially include the old names in parentheses to help riders adjust.
Station maps with the changes on them should be distributed throughout the system by the end of the year.
The name changes are:
Bywood to Avon Road
Beverly Hills to Beverly Boulevard
Oakview to Creek Road
Collingdale to MacDade Boulevard
Norristown High Speed Line
West Overbrook to Township Line Road
Rosemont to Roberts Avenue
Stadium to Stadium — Ithan Avenuephilly.com
King Manor to DeKalb Street
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