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SEPTA To Launch Weekday Supplemental Express Bus Service

August 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 25, 2016) - In an effort to accommodate increased Regional Rail ridership as
customers return from summer vacations and students head back to school, SEPTA will offer
supplemental Express Bus service during morning and evening rush hours along some of the most
heavily travelled portions of the Regional Rail system starting Tuesday, September 6.

This service is designed to enhance travel options for customers while work progresses on the Silverliner
V fleet repairs by offering convenient connections from outlying Regional Rail station to transit hubs.
Combined with the Interim Weekday Regional Rail Schedule, the AM/PM Express Bus service provides
customers travel flexibility and more frequent service.

Regular transit fares will apply for the Express Bus service. SEPTA urges customers to pre-purchase
weekly or monthly passes, or other fare instruments.

Express Bus fares can be paid using Weekly or Monthly TransPasses, tokens, cash or transfers.
Customers who want to use a combination of Express Bus service and Regional Rail trains for their daily
commute can also use a Weekly or Monthly TrailPass or Regional Rail ticket on both modes. Please note:
TransPasses, tokens and transfers cannot be used to pay for Regional Rail fares.

Express Buses will operate from limited stations between 6:30-8:30 a.m. for the morning commute, and
from 4-6 p.m. for the evening rush. The routings are designed to provide comparable trip times to those
using Regional Rail service.

Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Wyndmoor/St. Martins and Sedgwick Stations
(Chestnut Hill East and West Lines):
To-and-from the Fern Rock Transportation Center to
connect with the Broad Street Line and Broad Ridge Spur:
- AM Express Buses depart between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Chestnut Hill East Station,
with stops at Chestnut Hill West Station, Wyndmoor/St. Martins Station and Sedgwick
Station.
- PM Express Buses depart Fern Rock between 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. with stops to the same stations.

Fox Chase Station (Fox Chase Line): To-and-from the Fern Rock Transportation Center for
connections with the Broad Street Line and Broad Ridge Spur:
- AM Express Buses depart Fox Chase Station between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
- PM Express Buses depart Fern Rock between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to Fox Chase Station.

Jenkintown-Wyncote and Elkins Park Stations (Airport, Warminster, West Trenton and
Lansdale/Doylestown Lines):
To-and-from the Fern Rock Transportation Center for connections
with the Broad Street Line and Broad Ridge Spur:
- AM Express Buses depart between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Jenkintown-Wyncote
Station and stop at Elkins Park Station.
- PM Express Buses depart Fern Rock between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to Jenkintown-Wyncote and
Elkins Park.

Ivy Ridge, Manayunk and Wissahickon Stations (Manayunk/Norristown Line): To-and-from
Suburban Station in Center City:
- AM Express Buses depart between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Ivy Ridge Station, then
stop at Manayunk Station and Wissahickon Station en route to Suburban Station.
- PM Express Buses depart 17th Street and JFK Boulevard between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to the
same outlying stations.

Swarthmore Station (Media/Elwyn Line): To-and-from AT&T Station for connections with the
Broad Street Line:
- AM Express Buses depart between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Swarthmore Station for
travel to AT&T Station.
- PM Express Buses depart AT&T Station between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to Swarthmore.

Specific departure times will be posted at stations and online at www.septa.org/service/contingency.html.

In addition to the Express Bus service, SEPTA continues to lease five rail cars from Amtrak, eight from NJ
Transit and 19 from Maryland Area Commuter Service (MARC). An additional 16 leased MARC cars will
be put into service on SEPTA's Regional Rail system shortly after September 1, bringing the total of
leased rail cars in passenger service to 48.

Where possible, SEPTA also encourages Regional Rail riders to use transit modes, including buses,
trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line and Norristown High Speed Line.

A press event will be held next week to update the public on the status of the Silverliner V repairs and
their return to service.

For more information on Regional Rail Schedules, alternative modes of travel, parking and the latest
service updates related to the rail car shortage, go to www.septa.org/service/contingency.html.