SEPTA plans for more Regional Rail service later this month as the city reopens

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  SEPTA is planning to restore some Regional Rail service later this month. But the agency wants to work with businesses to make sure social distancing can be maintained on board. 

"The thought of waiting an extra two hours if we miss our train by five minutes — we don't want to be hanging around a train station for an extra two hours,” she said. 

SEPTA said on June 28 it's moving to an enhanced Saturday schedule on the Regional Rails. 

As it prepares, General Manager Leslie Richards said SEPTA is asking businesses to think about staggering work times to limit the number of passengers on trains at any one time. 

"We know that a traditional model based on peak times is not going to allow us to keep everybody at a safe distance,” Richards said. 

Richards said we hear about flattening the curve, and if businesses would allow SEPTA to flatten its peaks, it would make the system run smoother.