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SEPTA to further cut Regional Rail service, suspend overnight subway service

By: - March 27, 2020 4:57 pm

By Michael D’Onofrio

PHILADELPHIA — SEPTA will cut back further on Regional Rail schedules this weekend and suspend overnight subway service because of the continued threat of the coronavirus.

Region Rail will begin an “essential service schedule” on Sunday, when all lines will operate seven days a week, with trains every two hours. The Cynwyd Line will operate only Monday through Friday.

And the Airport Line will be reduced to one train each hour.

Regional Rail will continue to operate on a Saturday schedule until Sunday.

Bus, subway, and trolley services will maintain a Saturday schedule.

Starting on Monday, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between 1 and 4:30 a.m. to give crews additional time to clean the subway cars.

Michael D’Onofrio is a reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune, where this story first appeared

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