SEPTA Shifts to a Reduced “Lifeline Service” Schedule

SEPTA will operate on a new reduced “Lifeline Service Schedule” starting Thursday, April 9.

The service change includes closing 10 Market-Frankford Line stations, eight Broad Street Line and Broad-Ridge Spur stations, suspending six Regional Rails lines and shorten two rail lines service.

SEPTA says that all buses, subways, and trolleys in service will continue to follow Saturday schedules and available Regional Rail service will run every two hours.

The new schedule is focused on providing access to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services.

“If you are not traveling to an essential job or for urgent personal business like a medical appointment you need to stay home and help us preserve service and space for those who it need most,” Richards said.

SEPTA is also asking all of its riders to wear masks or other facial coverings, consistent with the CDC guidelines, that will ensure that both riders and operators are protected. SEPTA has also started issuing masks to all frontline employees.

“Our SEPTA employees have been incredible in ensuring we essential service to provide access to hospitals, grocery stores and other life- sustaining services,” SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards said.

Full list of closures:

Market-Frankford Line Closures: Church, Tioga, Somerset, York-Dauphin, 2nd Street, 5th Street, 13th Street, 56th Street, 63rd Street and Millbourne.

Broad Street Line/Ridge Spur Closures: Tasker-Morris, Lombard-South, Spring Garden, Fairmount, Susquehanna-Dauphin, Wyoming, Logan and Chinatown.

Regional Rail Lines Suspensions: Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Cynwyd, Manayunk/Norristown, West Trenton, Wilmington/Newark

Regional Rail Lines Service Shortenings:

Paoli/Thorndale: Service only between Center City and Malvern

Lansdale/Doylestown: Service only between Center City and Lansdale

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