SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24
AUGUST 6-7, 13-14, & 20, 2022

Full Outage from MONDAY, August 15 - FRIDAY, August 19, 2022
Southwest Connection Improvement Program Weekend Schedule

Click Here For Southwest Connection Improvement Program Weekend Schedules

The Southwest Connection Improvement Program will rebuild the mainline infrastructure on the Media/Elwyn Line between 30th Street Station, just below Penn Medicine Station

Installing new high-speed switches and returning the track to operation is a complex effort. We are working to minimize the impact of this project for the greatest possible number of customers and residents by working weekends in July and August, and the week of August 15-19. Special Regional Rail construction timetables will be in effect for the Media/Elwyn, Wilmington/Newark, Airport Lines. While these timetables are in effect, service levels will be adjusted, and trip travel times will increase.

We thank you for your cooperation and greatly appreciate your patience while we continue our work to improve service, safety, and travel reliability for our Regional Rail riders.

Effected Lines:


Customer Service: 215-580-7800
http://septa.org/southwestconnection/

Masks are no longer required on SEPTA vehicles and in stations and concourses. This applies to both customers and employees in these spaces. However, per CDC and TSA guidance, SEPTA continues to recommend wearing masks on the system.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SEPTA Ambassadors and Transportation Staff will be out to provide assistance and answer service and project questions.

  • SEPTA Upper-Level & Amtrak Lower-Level platforms are located approx. 2-3 minutes walking distance apart inside the Amtrak 30th St. station
  • Signage and/or Station Personnel will provide information & direction to train and shuttle bus location
  • Information subject to change. See septa.org for current information
Media/Elwyn Line
  • Train service will operate between Elwyn & 49th Street Stations following special construction timetable
  • Shuttle Buses will substitute for service between 49th & 33rd & Spruce Streets (Penn Medicine area)
  • Shuttle Bus from 49th Street will board on Chester Ave
  • Shuttle Buses from 30th Street will board at Amtrak Station 30th Street side drive
FARE PROCEDURE

Inbound travel to Center City

Tap Key Card at your home station to begin trip (or see conductor for on board fare purchase)

Board shuttle bus at 49th St

On arrival at 30th St Lower-Level:

  • If ending your trip at 30th St see station personnel to close your trip
  • FREE connection for continuing travel on Regional Rail Upper-Level SEPTA platforms.
  • Tap Key Card upon exit at final destination to close your trip

Outbound travel to Media/Elwyn

  • Tap Key Card at boarding station for train to 30th St.
  • Exit 30th St Upper-Level platform:DO NOT TAP YOUR KEY CARD when exiting 30th St

Use free connection to transfer to shuttle bus at 30th St to 49th St

Transfer to train at 49th St.

  • Tap Key Card at final destination to close your trip

Alternate Travel Option to/from Penn Medicine, 30th Street, Center City - Route 13 Trolley (board/exit at 49th Street)

Special Media/Elwyn Line Weekday Schedule coming soon

Wilmington/Newark Line
  • Train Service will operate between Newark & 30th Street Stations following special construction timetable
  • ALL trains will arrive/depart 30th Street from Amtrak Main Terminal Lower-Level platform
  • NO train service to/from Penn Medicine. To access Penn Medicine Area, see back panel Shuttle information in Service Changes for Penn Medicine for all Regional Rail Lines
  • NOdirect service to/from Suburban, Jefferson, or Temple University Stations
  • Transfer to trains at SEPTA 30th St platforms Upper-Level

For continuing travel to Center City from 30th Street: take any Regional Rail train going towards Suburban Station or use Market Frankford Line/Trolleys - 30th Street (across from Amtrak Station)

FARE PROCEDURE

Inbound travel to Center City

Tap your Key Card at your home station to begin your trip (or see conductor for on board fare purchase)


On arrival at 30th St Lower-Level:

  • If ending your trip at 30th St see station personnel at the top of stairway to close trip
  • FREE connection for continuing travel on Regional Rail Upper-Level SEPTA platforms.
  • Tap Key Card upon exit at final destination to close your trip

Outbound travel to Wilmington/Newark

  • Tap Key Card at boarding station for train to 30th St.
  • Exit 30th St Upper-Level platform:DO NOT TAP YOUR KEY CARD when exiting 30th St
    Walk to Amtrak Lower-Level platform and board train.
  • Tap Key Card at final destination to close trip

Special Wilmington Line Weekday Schedule coming soon

Airport Line
  • HOURLY TRAIN service will operate between the Airport, Eastwick and Amtrak Main terminal Lower-Level platform
  • ALL trains will arrive/depart 30th Street from Amtrak Main terminal Lower-Level platform
  • NO train service to/from Penn Medicine. To access Penn Medicine Area, see back panel Shuttle information in Service Changes for Penn Medicine for all Regional Lines
  • No direct service to/from Suburban, Jefferson, or Temple University Stations
  • Transfer to trains at SEPTA 30th St platforms Upper-Level

For continuing travel to Center City from 30th Street: take any Regional Rail train going towards Suburban Station or use Market Frankford Line/Trolleys - 30th Street (across from Amtrak Station)

FARE PROCEDURE

Inbound travel to Center City

If boarding at Airport or Eastwick, tap your Key Card on validator before boarding Fares may also be purchased at Airport Fare Kiosks located in each terminal, or see conductor for on-board fare purchase or Quick Trip inspection

On arrival at 30th St Lower-Level:

  • If ending your trip at 30th St see station personnel at the top of stairway to close trip
  • Free connection for continuing travel on Regional Rail Upper-Level SEPTA platforms. Tap Key Card at your final destination to close trip

Outbound travel to Philadelphia Intl. Airport

Purchase your fare from Center City Fare Kiosk or Sales Office. Tap Quick Trip or Key Card at your boarding station for train to 30th St.

  • Exit 30th St Upper-Level platform: DO NOT TAP YOUR KEY CARD when exiting 30th St Walk to Amtrak Lower-Level platform and board train. Tap Key Card at your final destination to close trip

Special Airport Line Weekday Schedule coming soon

Service Changes at Penn Medicine for All Regional Rail Lines
  • NO TRAIN SERVICE to Penn Medicine Station for the Airport, Media/Elwyn, or Wilmington/Newark Lines
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO/FROM SCHEDULE OF OPERATION
Media/Elwyn Shuttle 49th, Penn Medicine Station Area, 30th St Daily
Penn MedicineArea Circulator Bus 33rd & Spruce/30th St & JFK at LUCY stop Daily
weekend shuttle: :09 & :49 after the hour
weekday: :09 & :39 after the hour Mon, Aug 15 through Fri, Aug 19
LUCY Bus 30th St & JFK See LUCY schedules for stops and times weekday: operation only Mon, Aug 15 through Fri, Aug 19

Shuttle Bus Stop for Penn Medicine Station Area at 33rd & Spruce Streets

SOUTHWEST CONNECTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OVERALL SCOPE