SEPTA Delay Alert
The pandemic has caused unusual circumstances to say the least. While SEPTA’s ridership has been
severely impacted, it has also afforded the opportunity to perform some necessary maintenance projects. Per
SEPTA’s ongoing maintenance program for replacing track materials due to regular life-cycle wear, SEPTA’s
Track Department will be unloading a train carrying continuous welded rail this Sunday, Oct. 25 to replace rail
on the West Trenton regional rail line.
The work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 AM and we anticipate needing 12 to 14 hours to complete the
operation. The work area will be between just north of Neshaminy Falls Station and just north of Woodbourne
Station. This will impact two municipal grade crossings — Bellevue Avenue and Woodbourne Road — with
much longer crossing wait times due to the 2,000-foot length of the work train and the need for it to
move at a slow speed to accommodate the work to be performed.
Due to the complexities of this work, the stations affected will be Langhorne and Woodbourne. The
train carrying the rail will be on the Southbound side, with the passenger trains operating on the Northbound
side for the entirety of Sunday. Our intent is for trains to remain on or as close to their normal weekend
schedules as possible.
Please note that due to maintenance work (tree trimming/mitigation) on the West Trenton Line, shuttle
buses will be substituted for train service on Saturday Oct. 24, from 6:00 AM through 5:00 PM, between West
Trenton and Woodbourne stations. View the service alert with shuttle bus timetable for more details: