Let’s Reimagine Regional Rail!
SEPTA Forward, our strategic plan, envisions Regional Rail as part of a lifestyle network of frequent, all-day, and all-week services that connects people to a range of destinations across the region. Reimagining Regional Rail will create a vision of what that looks like and will identify the infrastructure, equipment, operations, and policies needed to get there.
In Reimagining Regional Rail, we are asking what the Regional Rail network could be:
- How often should the trains run?
- What mix of express and local service should there be?
- What should stations be like?
- What should the trains be like?
- How should Regional Rail connect to rapid transit, trolleys, buses, and other rail service?
- How should fares be integrated with other transit services?
SEPTA wants Regional Rail to be more useful to more people. To do that, we’ll need to hear from everyone – people who currently ride Regional Rail, people who used to ride, and people who have never ridden as well as operators, staff, and stakeholders. Sign up to be notified when there will be chances for you to hear more about the project and have your say.
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Virtual Public Conversation
In the first phase of the project, we are getting feedback and setting goals. To get input, on October 12, 2021, SEPTA held its first Virtual Public Conversation for Reimagining Regional Rail – an important SEPTA Forward initiative to revamp our services.
Click the links below to view the materials presented at the October 12, 2021, Virtual Public Conversation.
This exciting work is going to take us about 18 months so that we make sure that we hear from everyone and consider all the possibilities. Right now, we are focused on learning about best practices from around the world and better understanding what it is that you think works well (and maybe not so well) about Regional Rail today. This foundation will be critical as the process moves through three distinct phases, each headlined by feedback and engagement from the public:
What is SEPTA Forward?
Reimagining Regional Rail is a key initiative of SEPTA Forward to revamp our services and better connect people across the region. We’re working closely with other major initiatives, including Bus Revolution, SEPTA’s bus network redesign, and the Wayfinding Master Plan to provide more intuitive experiences and a more seamless transit system. Learn more and find out how to get involved to help shape the future of transit in the Philadelphia region.