SEPTA’s fall schedules go into effect Monday, September 1, which means by the time most people return to work on Tuesday, commutes could be slightly different.
According to SEPTA, most of the changes include minor timetable adjustments on bus and trolley routes. These changes are intended to improve customer service and account for seasonal changes in ridership. For routes with upcoming changes, SEPTA will provide both print and electronic copies of the new schedules.
In addition to minor timetable adjustments, SEPTA has called special attention to the following changes:
Bus route changes
Route 56 Bus: Service will be added to-and-from the new stores at the Bakers Centre development in Northwest Philadelphia. PlanPhilly reported on this change earlier this summer.
Route 120 Bus: Service to West Chester Pike and Clyde Lane, towards Cheyney University, will be now available on weekdays and Saturday and Sunday.
Route 123 Bus: Service to Gulph Mills Station on the Norristown High Speed Line (towards 69th Street Transportation Center) will no longer be available on weekdays.
Route 124 Bus: Service to Gateway Shopping Center (towards King of Prussia/Chesterbrook) will now available on weekdays and Saturday and Sunday.
Route 105 and 106 buses: The Lancaster and Station Avenues stop (towards 69th Street Transportation Center) becomes Lancaster and Cricket Avenues.
Route 115 Bus: The West Chester Pike and Eagle Road stop (towards Philadelphia International Airport) becomes Eagle Road and Lincoln Avenue on weekdays.
Route 117 Bus: The Edgmont Avenue and Brookhaven stop becomes Bridgewater Road and Trimble Boulevard. The Route 117 bus will now stop at 22nd Street and Edgmont Avenue and Bridgewater Road and Trimble Boulevard in both directions on Sunday.
Trolley service changes
Trolley service returns to the entire Route 10 line, following the completion of a track renewal project on Lancaster Avenue between 40th and 44th Streets. Shuttle buses have been used in place of trolleys from 33rd and Market Streets to 63rd Street and Malvern Avenue since June 9. More details about this work are available in this PlanPhilly article.
Norristown High Speed Line shuttle service
Due to the Bridgeport Viaduct repair project, shuttle buses will be used on a portion of the Norristown High Speed Line through November. The Viaduct connects Bridgeport Station and Norristown Transportation Center (NTC). On weekdays, shuttle buses transport passengers between NTC and Bridgeport . On weekends, NHSL trains travel to Hughes Park. Shuttle buses are used on weekends between Gulph Mills and NTC, stopping at Dekalb Street Station (DeKalb and Ford Streets) and Bridgeport Station (DeKalb and 8th Streets). PlanPhilly has reported on the need for this repair work in the past.
A complete list of new bus, trolley and subway/high-speed line schedules is available on SEPTA’s website.