More SEPTA service returns on 2 key Regional Rail lines

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As SEPTA moves toward the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transit agency is restoring some service on two key Regional Rail lines — Paoli-Thorndale and West Trenton — starting Monday. 

SEPTA’s Andrew Busch says they’re resuming operations on the full length of the Paoli-Thorndale line. Trains had only been running from Center City to Malvern for the past two months. Now, they’ll finish the run out to Thorndale.

And, he says, there are plans to resume service on another Regional Rail route.

“Some of the service that’s been limited on the Lansdale-Doylestown line, it’s been stopping at Lansdale, so we’ll bring service back to that whole line on Monday, June 22," he said,

Busch says the trains will still be running on a lifeline schedule, with trains arriving about every two hours.

He says riders will find social distancing for seating when they board the trains, and all will be required to wear a face covering.