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TrainView | Real Time Regional Rail Status Information

TrainView is your personal status report for all Regional Rail trains on the system. This handy reference tool can help save you time and waiting, so before you go to the train, go to TrainView on the SEPTA website or you can make it one of your favorites at trainview.septa.org

To get the most out of this website feature there are just a few things that you need to know about SEPTA Regional Rail service and how to read the TrainView listing

The TrainView Screen

Origination
Origination shows the beginning station for a specific train. This is only for reference as that same station name will continue to appear for the duration of the trip

Train Number
You're probably used to looking up a train by its scheduled departure time or a station name, but the key to TrainView is the train number. Each train number is unique, so there's no chance you'll get the wrong status information, as long as you have the correct number

You may never have noticed them, but these numbers appear on our printed schedules, the PDF and HTML versions of the timetables.

On the HTML timetables, go to the left-hand column

On the printed and PDF timetables, go to the top of the column with the train times

Train Numbers can be either 3 or 4 digits long beginning with 0 and running up to 9, i.e., 6353

If you want to see scheduled departure times for a particular train, just click on the train number for details

Destination
Destination indicates where a train is going. Some SEPTA service operates from one end of a line to other, i.e., Media/Elwyn to West Trenton, so you may see a destination listed as Media/Elwyn for train you want to board at Trevose Station for travel to Market East Station. Don't let this confuse you, as long as you have the right train number TrainView will give you the information you need

Status
In the event of a significant delay on a regularly scheduled train you may see the word "SUSPEND" in the status column. This may mean the train is temporarily canceled while we work on a problem or it may mean the train will not continue operation. In that case, you may see a listing for another train with a different origination point and the same train number with a "P" after it, i.e., 6353P. The "P" means that SEPTA has sent another train to pick up customers to complete the original train's journey. You may want to check back on the status to see if any updates are available

SEPTA operates 13 rail lines that travel to destinations across the region. Some of these trains operate on SEPTA controlled track and some on Amtrak territory. Our Regional Rail Control Center can "see" all of the trains traveling on SEPTA territory in real time, so the status information on TrainView will also be real time. Train status for service originating from Amtrak territory - Newark, DE, Trenton, NJ, and Thorndale - will be estimated times, since the Control Center cannot "see" the actual movement of these trains. The same is true for trains originating in SEPTA territory traveling into Amtrak territory, if a service delay is encountered between 30th Street Station and the end of the line. Of course, as the Control Center receives update reports about these trains that information will be published on TrainView

Status Feature Updates
When service is operating according to schedule the Status column will say On-Time; if a train is even 1 minute late, TrainView will display real time service information. A yellow band will highlight train delays of 6 minutes of more and the time will show in the Status column

TrainView automatically updates every minute so you can get the most current information available about your train

Customers using cell phones and PDA's to view TrainView can access versions of our real time service feature designed specifically for these communications devices at trainview.septa.org/mobile and trainview.septa.org/pda. The mobile version offers a home page with a list of all the routes. Select the train line you want and then click on an individual train number to view the details

The TrainView project is a collaborative effort designed and implemented by SEPTA employees. This is a complex project and we continue to monitor the data and make adjustments and refinements to better meet your requests for service information. We hope that you find TrainView a useful and informative tool that keeps you up to date about your Regional Rail service.

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