SEPTA offering shuttles to commuters stranded by Trenton line shutdown

 (NewsWorks file photo)

(NewsWorks file photo)

SEPTA officials are expecting the Trenton regional rail line to be down for at least a week, as the investigation into the deadly Amtrak crash continues.

As an alternative, though, SEPTA will be providing free shuttles to connect with other lines.

The shuttle will ferry riders from the Trenton station to the West Trenton line.

More trains will be added to accommodate the new riders, and trains will pick-up every half hour, as opposed to hourly.

There are about 12,000 daily trips on the Trenton line, which is serviced by around 60 trains, according to SEPTA.

SEPTA’s Jeff Knueppel said the derailment has put a hole in the Northeast corridor.

“We just ask that people have patience. This is a very trying and tough situation for the region,” he said. “It is important that people realize there are going to be crowded conditions. Whenever possible, it would be great if people could carpool, to save on parking spaces, or be dropped off at locations.”

There will also be shuttle service from the Trenton line’s Cornwells Heights station to the Frankford Transportation Center, where commuters can opt to jump on the Market-Frankford subway line.

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