Tuesday, February 17, 2004


Schedules in the City Transit Division change this Sunday. Among the highlights (that have been noted so far):

ROUTE 1 New Saturday service to operate between Wissahickon Loop and Academy Rd/Red Lion Rd
ROUTE 14 Increased weekday service from Roosevelt Blvd/Byberry Rd during the evening peak
ROUTE 17 Weekday Navy Yard service cut back to Broad St/Pattison Av; weekend service to Navy Yard retained
ROUTE 20 Weekday AM inbound express trips to Bridge-Pratt will operate with limited stops along Frankford Av at Rhawn, Cottman, Levick, and Robbins
ROUTE 27 "Revised running times" to address on-time performance
ROUTE 28 Service adjustments between 6:00pm and 9:30pm
ROUTE 31 SHUTTLE Service starts earlier; now operates between 10:00am and 7:00pm
ROUTE 53 Extended to Broad St/Hunting Park Av
ROUTE 58 Increased inbound service to Bridge-Pratt between 3:00pm and 7:00pm
ROUTE 65 Boarding location at 69 St Terminal will return to the North Terminal
ROUTE 70 1:43am westbound trip from Torresdale Loop will be extended to Fern Rock; 1:46am eastbound trip from Fern Rock will be extended to Torresdale Loop
ROUTE 71 New Navy Yard Shuttle service to operate from 5:40am to 6:55pm, operating every 30 minutes; service will be bike accessible

The SEPTA press release also note service changes on the 8 and 52. More details will be posted about route changes on other lines when they become available.


The heavy marketing blitz for the River Line has begun in earnest. NJ Transit launched a web site which includes schedule information (once the service starts next month) and special promotions throughout South Jersey. According to the Trenton Times, the web site is only one part of the marketing blitz, which will include a mass mailing along the entire corridor and bus advertising.

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