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Norristown High Speed Line

"Purple Line (Philadelphia)" redirects here. For other purple lines, see Purple Line.

The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL, also called the Purple Line, the P&W, or the Route 100[4]) is a 13.4-mile (21.6 km)[3]interurbanlight rapid transit line operated by SEPTA, running between the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. The rail line runs entirely on its own right-of-way, inherited from the original Philadelphia and Western Railroad line (still referred to by locals as the "old P&W" or as Route 100). In 2018, the Norristown High Speed Line had an average weekday ridership of over 10,000 passengers.[5]

The Norristown High Speed Line is unique in its combination of transportation technologies. Originally chartered as a Class I (steam) railroad, the line is fully grade separated, collects power from a third rail, and has high-level platforms common to rapid transit systems or commuter rail systems such as New York City's Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, but has onboard fare collection, mostly single-car operation, and frequent stops more common to light rail systems. Previously, the Norristown High Speed Line was considered to be a light rail line, according to a 2008 SEPTA budget report;[6] however, the line is currently considered an interurban heavy rail line, according to a 2009 SEPTA business plan, and subsequent capital budgets.[7][8] It has also been categorized by the American Public Transportation Association as "Intermodal High Speed rapid rail transit".[9]

The purple color-coded line was formerly known simply as Route 100, but was officially changed to its current name in September 2009 as part of a customer service initiative by SEPTA.[10] The line has been subject to multiple accidents in recent years. In August 2017, there was a crash involving an unoccupied railcar at 69th Street Terminal that injured more than 40 people. As a result, the maximum operating speed on the line was decreased to 55 mph.[11] Another crash occurred near an Ardmore stop on January 26, 1987 injuring 19.[12]The operator tested positive for drugs and was convicted on reckless endangerment.[12] Another crash occurred on July 6, 2012 between Beachwood-Brookline and Penfield stations when the cars detached and came back together injuring 2.[13]

History[edit]

See also: Philadelphia and Western Railroad and Bullet (interurban)

The long trestle of the Norristown High Speed Line with Norristown, PA in the background. September 28, 1969

The Norristown High Speed Line began service in 1907 as the Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W), which ran from the present 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania to a converted farmhouse station in Strafford, Pennsylvania. In 1911, the line was extended 0.47 miles (0.76 km) west to a new Strafford P&W station adjacent to the Pennsylvania Railroad's Strafford station, allowing easy interchange between the two lines. In 1912, a 6.2-mile (10 km) branch was constructed from Villanova Junction, 0.33 miles (0.53 km) west of the existing Villanova station, to Norristown.[14] When the newly built branch quickly attracted more ridership than the Strafford main line, the Norristown section became the main line and the Strafford stretch was demoted to branch status; in the mid-1930s, the Strafford spur was narrowed to a single track for its last 1.74 miles (2.8 km) between the Wayne-St. Davids and Strafford stations, while the Norristown line received a sleek new art deco terminus at Main and Swede Streets.[14]

Lehigh Valley connection[edit]

From Norristown, the P&W RR connected its tracks with the Lehigh Valley Transit Liberty Bell Route to provide direct electric train service from 69th St. Terminal to Allentown, Pennsylvania. However, in 1951, the Lehigh Valley Transit Company ended its service on the Liberty Bell Route, and in 1953 the company ended all its remaining rail service. Two years later, the P&W RR was taken over by the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PSTC), which was more popularly known as the Red Arrow Lines. In 1956, the PSTC abandoned the original branch between Villanova and Strafford, leaving only electric MU train service between 69th Street and Norristown, as it is today.[15] Part of the Strafford branch right of way has been converted into the Radnor Trail. The PSTC was absorbed into SEPTA in 1970,[3] eliminating the original railroad charter and immediately becoming the "Norristown High-Speed Line Trolley", officially known as Route 100.

Ridership[edit]

Ridership on the Norristown Line peaked in 2015 at 3,429,300. The previous peak came in 2014 with 3,147,209 trips. Prior to this modern escalation in ridership the line's ridership was highest in 1973 at 2.86 million annual linked trips, and again in 1980 with 2.579 million annual linked trips. Ridership statistics for fiscal years 2000 and later are from SEPTA annual service plans. Data for years 1972 to 1997 are from the SEPTA 1997 ridership census. There may be some discrepancy in how the ridership is reported since the annual service plans report total unlinked trips, while the ridership census uses linked trips, which may exclude passengers transferring from other lines.

Fiscal year Average weekday Annual passengers
FY 201910,893
FY 201810,525
FY 201711,0803,106,320
FY 20163,429,300
FY 20153,147,209
FY 20058,8012,512,690
FY 20048,4282,463,500
FY 20037,9252,491,074
FY 20009,2503,046,927
Fiscal year Annual linked trips Fiscal year Annual linked trips
19971,754,000  19842,338,000
19961,696,000 19832,484,000
19951,926,000 19822,089,000
19942,079,000 19811,899,000
19932,251,000 19802,579,000
19922,222,000 19792,133,000
19912,234,000 19781,992,000
19902,162,000 19771,832,000
19892,295,000 19762,218,000
19882,185,000 19752,162,000
19871,888,000 19742,425,000
19861,915,000 19732,860,000
19852,255,000 19722,496,000

21st century[edit]

Effective June 14, 2010, SEPTA changed the names of four stations to reflect the streets on which they were located. Township Line Road (formerly West Overbrook Station), Roberts Road (formerly Rosemont Station), Stadium – Ithan Avenue (formerly Stadium Station) and DeKalb Street (formerly King Manor Station).

In summer 2013, SEPTA closed the bridge (the Bridgeport Viaduct) carrying the Norristown High Speed Line over the Schuylkill River for four months.[16][17] The bridge, which was built in 1911, had been deteriorating and needed to be rebuilt at a cost upwards of $30 million, though this repair project was budgeted at $7.5 million.[17] As a result of closing the bridge, buses were used to transport passengers between the Bridgeport station and the Norristown Transportation Center.[18] The bridge was reopened in November 2013.[16][19] The remaining $30 million renovation of the entire bridge structure is currently unscheduled.[19]

In 2021, SEPTA proposed rebranding their rail transit service as "SEPTA Metro", in order to make the system easier to navigate. Under this proposal, the Norristown High Speed Line will be rebranded as the "M" line (for "Montgomery", the county in which Norristown is located), with a purple color and numeric suffixes for service variants. The local service will be called M1 and the peak-hour express service will be called M2.[20][21]

Service[edit]

The fare for a single ride as of January 2020 is $2.50 using cash or $2.00 using the Travel Wallet feature on a SEPTA Key card.[22] Until September 1, 2014, the line used a "pay-as-you-exit" fare collection system on trains towards 69th Street Transportation Center. As part of a general change on several routes approaching 69th Street, passengers now pay onboard upon entering the train.[23] Starting February 22, 2021, fares at 69th Street Transportation Center and Norristown Transportation Center are collected from station turnstiles at all times.[24]

The service runs seven days a week, from about 5:00 am to 1:00 am. Local trains from 69th Street to Norristown stop at all 22 stations, and the trip lasts approximately 32 minutes. Occasionally, local trains may run only between 69th Street and Bryn Mawr, stopping at ten stations, or 69th Street and Hughes Park, stopping at 18 stations.

During weekday peak periods (6:00–9:00 AM, 2:15–6:45 PM), the Norristown High Speed Line features express and limited services, which stop only at select stations, therefore decreasing travel time between 69th Street and Norristown. Norristown Express service, denoted by red destination signs, travels between 69th Street and Norristown in approximately 26 minutes, and stops at 17 stations. Norristown Limited service, denoted by blue destination signs, travels between 69th Street and Norristown in approximately 22 minutes, stopping at only eight stations. All trains share the same two tracks, so a limited leaving Norristown, for example, will be immediately followed by a local, which stops at more stations, and therefore is spaced farther from the previous train. The next limited will catch up with it. Similarly, a local may leave Bryn Mawr right after an express stops there, and gets to 69th Street just before the next express or limited catches up with it.

A former Hughes Park Express service, was denoted by green destination signs, traveled nonstop from 69th Street to Beechwood–Brookline, and made all stops from there to Hughes Park in approximately 22 minutes.

Station list[edit]

Before December 7, 2020, if passengers wanted to board the train at the station, they would have to press a button on the platform, that turns on a light, that tells the engineer to stop at the station (this was not the case at terminals). Only if the train is scheduled to stop at the station (see below), will it will stop (otherwise it will not, despite the person hitting the button). After December 7, 2020 if passengers want to board the train at the station they have to be physically visible to the engineer for the train to stop (this is the same as on a light rail or tram/trolley line). In both cases detraining passengers must press a button on board to request the train to stop.

Location Miles (km) Station Notes/Connections Weekday Ridership (2018)[25]
Upper Darby0.0 (0.0) 69th Street Transportation CenterDisabled accessSEPTA.svgSEPTA Rapid Transit:MFLMarket–Frankford Line
SEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Trolley:Tram interchange101, 102
SEPTA.svgSEPTA City Bus:Bus transport21, 30, 65, 68
SEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 123, 126
4,965
0.7 (1.1) Parkview66
Haverford1.4 (2.3) Township Line RoadSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport10383
1.9 (3.1) PenfieldCar parking288
2.5 (4.0) Beechwood – Brookline210
3.1 (5.0) Wynnewood RoadDisabled accessCar parking140
3.4 (5.5) Ardmore JunctionCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport103500
3.9 (6.3) Ardmore AvenueCar parking116
4.5 (7.2) HaverfordCar parking145
Radnor5.4 (8.7) Bryn MawrCar parking562
5.9 (9.5) Roberts Road65
6.4 (10.3) Garrett Hill562
6.8 (10.9) Stadium – Ithan Avenue
7.0 (11.3) VillanovaCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport106357
7.9 (12.7) RadnorCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport106462
Lower Merion8.6 (13.8) County Line14
9.4 (15.1) MatsonfordCar parking32
Upper Merion10.3 (16.6) Gulph MillsDisabled accessCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport95, 124, 125577
11.0 (17.7) Hughes Park339
Bridgeport12.3 (19.8) DeKalb StreetCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport99314
12.8 (20.6) Bridgeport106
Norristown13.4 (21.6) Norristown Transportation CenterDisabled accessCar parkingSEPTA.svgSEPTA Regional Rail:    Manayunk/​Norristown Line
SEPTA.svgSEPTA Suburban Bus:Bus transport90, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 131
1,441

King of Prussia Spur[edit]

Map of the Red Arrow Linesshowing the current Norristown High Speed Line (blue); the former branch to Straffordis dashed, as well as former trolley Routes 101–104 (red, still in use, and orange, disbanded)

In 2013, it was proposed to create a branch off the Norristown High Speed Line to serve the King of Prussia mall, Valley Forge office parks, and the Valley Forge Casino Resort.[26] Many possible routes were planned for this extension, including one following US 202 from Norristown to King of Prussia, another following a utility right-of-way paralleling US 202 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and another following the utility right-of-way and Gulph Road.[27] In 2014, SEPTA estimated that the expansion would cost between $500 million to $650 million, and was at least eight years away.[28]

On February 29, 2016, SEPTA announced which of those routes it would prefer as being most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.[29] The route will branch off from the main route between Hughes Park and DeKalb Street, and will follow a PECO transmission line right-of-way from the wye junction to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. From there, it will run parallel to the Pennsylvania Turnpike until it reaches the King of Prussia mall. It will then follow Mall Boulevard, before crossing the Turnpike and following First Avenue. Stations will be located at Henderson Road, Allendale Road, Mall Boulevard, at the intersection of First and Clark avenues in the King of Prussia Business Park, and on First Avenue near the Valley Forge Casino Resort.[30]

On January 25, 2018, the SEPTA board approved a final route alignment, selecting the locally preferred routing from among the options studied in the project's draft environmental impact statement (EIS).[31] The 4.5-mile (7.2 km) line was estimated to cost between $1 billion and $1.2 billion, with ridership estimated at 9,500 daily by 2040.[31] In January, 2019, SEPTA engaged the engineering firm HNTB to design Phase I of the project.[32] On December 1, 2020, SEPTA held a meeting to update the proposed alignment. The final environmental impact statement is planned to be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration in early 2021. Construction on the spur to King of Prussia is projected to cost $2 billion and service is expected to begin between 2025 and 2027.[33]

Five new stations will be added to the line as follows:[30]

  • Henderson Road station
  • Allendale Road station
  • Mall Boulevard station
  • First & American Forge station
  • First & Moore/Valley Forge station (terminus)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^"SEPTA Operating Facts Fiscal Year 2013"(PDF). SEPTA. 2013. p. 3. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^"Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Service Plan"(PDF). SEPTA. July 2019. p. 38. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  3. ^ abc"SEPTA - Media Guide"(PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  4. ^"How to Ride - Norristown High Speed Line". I SEPTA Philly. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  5. ^"Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Service Plan"(PDF). SEPTA. July 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  6. ^"Fiscal 2008 Operating Budget"(PDF). SEPTA. 2008. p. 1. Archived from the original(PDF) on November 25, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2009.
  7. ^"SEPTA Five-Year Strategic Business Plan"(PDF). SEPTA. p. 4. Retrieved June 1, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^"SEPTA Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Budget"(PDF).
  9. ^"American Public Transportation Association - A MULTIMODAL TOUR OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY"(PDF). American Public Transportation Association (APTA). June 1, 2013. Archived from the original(PDF) on November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  10. ^Nussbaum, Paul (July 22, 2009). "SEPTA seeks input on Regional Rail name changes". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  11. ^Laughlin, Jason (September 29, 2017). "Speed reduced on Norristown High-Speed Line in wake of crash". Philly.com. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  12. ^ abFazlollah, Mark. "Notable SEPTA train accidents". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  13. ^"Seven hurt when SEPTA trains collide". The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 6, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  14. ^ abDeGraw, Ronald (2007). Pig & Whistle: The Story of the Philadelphia & Western Railway. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association. ISBN 978-0-915348-40-4
  15. ^Bell, Jon (March 22, 2006). "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Norristown High Speed Line". Presbyterian College. Archived from the original on July 8, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2007.
  16. ^ ab"Bridgeport Viaduct Improvement Project Recap". SEPTA. November 14, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  17. ^ abAdkins, Lynne (July 8, 2013). "Four-Month Construction Project Gets Underway On The Norristown High Speed Line". CBS Philly (CBS 3). Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  18. ^Nussbaum, Paul (December 14, 2012). "SEPTA to close Norristown line's rail bridge over Schuylkill". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  19. ^ ab"Bridgeport Viaduct to reopen for Norristown high-speed line". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Interstate General Media, LLC. November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  20. ^Vitarelli, Alicia; Staff (September 7, 2021). "SEPTA Metro? Transit agency mulling big changes including new name, map, and signage". Philadelphia, PA: WPVI-TV. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  21. ^"Wayfinding Recommendations". SEPTA. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  22. ^"Fares". SEPTA. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  23. ^"Pay As You Enter". SEPTA. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  24. ^"69TH ST & NORRISTOWN TRANSPORTATION CENTER TURNSTILES OPERATIONAL AT ALL TIMES". SEPTA. February 22, 2021.
  25. ^"Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Service Plan"(PDF). SEPTA. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  26. ^Geringer, Dan (July 16, 2013). "SEPTA mulls rail service to King of Prussia, Valley Forge". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  27. ^Parks, Jessica (July 17, 2013). "SEPTA studies high-speed rail extension to King of Prussia". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  28. ^Shelly, Jared (January 30, 2014). "SEPTA's new plans for $500M King of Prussia Rail project". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  29. ^Smith, Sandy (February 29, 2016). "SEPTA Picks a King of Prussia Rail Route". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  30. ^ ab"King of Prussia Rail Project Interactive Map". King of Prussia Rail. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  31. ^ ab"Septa moves forward with King of Prussia Rail Project". International Rail Journal. January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  32. ^Anna Merriman (January 28, 2019). "SEPTA awards $7M contract for first part of KOP rail design". Curbed Philadelphia. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  33. ^Madej, Patricia (December 2, 2020). "SEPTA doubles down on commitment to $2B King of Prussia Rail project". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map:

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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norristown_High_Speed_Line

Norristown Transportation Center

"Norristown station" redirects here. For other uses, see Norristown.

Norristown Transportation Center

SEPTA.svg
Norristown Transportation Center.jpg

Norristown Transportation Center building

LocationDeKalb St & East Lafayette St
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States
Coordinates40°06′47″N75°20′42″W / 40.113125°N 75.345054°W / 40.113125; -75.345054Coordinates: 40°06′47″N75°20′42″W / 40.113125°N 75.345054°W / 40.113125; -75.345054
Owned bySEPTA
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsSuburban BusSEPTA Suburban Bus: 90, 91, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 131
Bus transporttheconnector
Schuylkill River Trail
Parking520 space parking garage
136 Free surface parking
44 with permits
Bicycle facilities4 racks
Disabled accessYes (NHSL platforms only)
Fare zone3 (Regional Rail)
OpenedJune 15, 1989[1]
Electrified25 Hz (Regional Rail)
Third rail (NHSL)

Norristown Transportation Center is a two-level multimodalpublic transportation regional hub located in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, operated by SEPTA. It opened in 1989 to replace the older Norristown High Speed Line (Route 100) terminus one block away at Main and Swede Streets, and integrated the former Reading CompanyDeKalb Street Norristown railroad station (built 1933) into its structure. A plaque embedded in the sidewalk (between the bus lane and Lafayette Streets) commemorates the location of one of the columns of the dismantled segment of the Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W) trestle.

Regional rail service[edit]

The Norristown Transportation Center is a stop on the Manayunk/NorristownRegional Rail Line which offers service to Center City Philadelphia via Conshohocken and Manayunk.

In FY 2013, the regional rail service at Norristown Transportation Center had a weekday average of 848 boardings and 799 alightings.[2]

Norristown High Speed Line[edit]

Norristown Transportation Center is the final stop on the Norristown High Speed Line which runs from 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby to Norristown.

Bus routes[edit]

In addition to rail service, NTC serves as the center of the Frontier District of SEPTA's Suburban Division bus routes, particularly the routes operating in Montgomery County. Bus routes serving NTC operate with a "timed transfer"; for the most part, buses leave at the same time, to maximize possible transfers between routes. These routes serve areas of Norristown and other areas in Montgomery County.

SEPTA Frontier District routes that serve Norristown Transportation Center are:

Norristown Transportation Center is served by theconnector shuttle bus operated by the King of Prussia District, which connects Manayunk/Norristown Line trains at the station to the business parks in King of Prussia during peak weekday hours.[3]

Old Norristown station configuration. The Lehigh Valley Transit Company's Liberty Bell High Speed Line was a continuation of the existing Norristown High Speed Linealong Swede Road and then E. Airy Street before turning onto Markley Street where it meets up with the existing Manayunk/Norristown Line. The current Manayunk/Norristown Linecontinued to Valley Forgeinstead of going to Main Street along Lafayette Street.

NTC is located at DeKalb & Lafayette Streets near the banks of the Schuylkill River and boasts a parking garage (built in 2008).[4] Along with the opening of the new garage, intercity bus service by Bieber Transportation Group, Greyhound, and Martz Trailways was introduced to Norristown.[5][6] Bieber Transportation Group ended service to Norristown on April 1, 2018 while Martz Trailways service ended May 31, 2018.[7]

Additionally, Norristown Transportation Center was formerly an important transfer point between electric and Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDCs) service to points north, such as Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Reading and Pottsville. RDC service was eliminated in 1981 due to budget cuts. Proposals for service restoration to Reading, dubbed the Schuylkill Valley Metro, have been floated around since the late 1990s, but nothing has gone past the discussion phase.

Station layout[edit]

Gallery[edit]

  • Norristown High Speed Line station

  • SEPTA Frontier District buses at night

  • An outbound Manayunk/Norristown Line train stops at the Norristown Transportation Center

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Norristown Transportation Center at Wikimedia Commons

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norristown_Transportation_Center
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How to Ride - Norristown High Speed Line

The Norristown High Speed Line (aka the Purple Line; the P&W; and Route 100) runs between 69th Street Transportation Center and Norristown Transportation serving the Main Line area in Delaware and Montgomery Counties. It runs from 5am to 1am, seven (7) days a week. During weekday peak periods (6am–9am, 2:15pm–6:45pm), the Norristown High Speed Line features express and limited services, which stop only at select stations, therefore decreasing travel time between 69th Street and Norristown. Norristown Express service, denoted by red destination signs, travels between 69th Street and Norristown in approximately 26 minutes, and stops at 17 stations. Norristown Limited service, denoted by blue destination signs, travels between 69th Street and Norristown in approximately 22 minutes, stopping at only eight stations. All trains share the same two tracks, so a limited leaving Norristown, for example, will be immediately followed by a local, which stops at more stations.  

Depending on where you start, riding the Norristown High Speed Line is a lot like riding the subway/elevated (Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines) or a bus or a trolley. 

Now let's ride...

1. First things first. Download the SEPTA App for schedules, maps, TransitView, and more!

2. Grab your SEPTA Key (Don’t have one? Click here for info!). The fare is $2 per ride; your first transfer is free, $1 for your next transfer if you have a SEPTA Key card. If you're paying cash, the cost is $2.50 and you must have exact change - the Operator cannot make change. Monthly and Weekly TrailPasses and TransPasses are accepted as well as a One Day and Three Day Convenience Pass and a One Day Independence Pass. These passes can all be purchased and loaded to a SEPTA Key card.

3. Go to your station. If you're starting your trip from either 69th Street Transportation Center or Norristown Transportation Center, to access the platform, tap your SEPTA Key card on the "validator" located on top of the turnstile. If you are starting your trip from one of the twenty (20) intermediate stations, you will tap your SEPTA Key card on the "validator" located next to the Operator after you board the train. (Passenger etiquette tip: Let people off before getting on.)

Please note, most stations (except terminals) on the Norristown High Speed Line are request stops. Passengers wishing to board must be on the platform and visible to the Operator. If the train is scheduled to stop at the station, it will stop.

4. Once onboard, take a seat and watch/listen for your stop. Again - most stations (except terminals) are request stops. To request a stop, you need to press a button (located on the window) to request the train to stop.

5. Exit the train.

Check Norristown High Speed Line schedules to plan your trip.

Learn how to ride other SEPTA transit vehicles.

Quick Tips:

✔️ Strollers & shopping carts may need to be folded depending on conditions (except wheelchair strollers).

✔️ Yield designated seats to Seniors & Disabled Riders.

✔️ Drinks in containers with a resealable lid and light, small snacks OK on board.

✔️ Don't share your music - use earbuds or headphones.

✔️ Keep phone calls brief, talk in a low voice, don't use the speaker, mute the ringer.

✔️ Check that you have all of your belongings before leaving the train. Be alert for unattended bags or items.

✔️ Stand behind the yellow line and move towards the back of the car.

✔️ Do NOT Trespass in the track area.

Sours: https://iseptaphilly.com/norristownhighspeedline
Trains along Septa Norristown Line

Norristown Transportation Center Station

Lafayette & Swede Streets
Norristown, PA 19401
(215) 580-4687 | Telephone

This station is served by:
Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail
Walking connection to Norristown High Speed Line

Fare zone:
Regional Rail Zone 3

Ticket Office hours:
5:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Monday through Friday
Closed | Saturday
Closed | Sunday

Connecting Service:
Norristown High Speed Line,  Bus Route 90,  91 (Saturday Only),  93,  96,  97,  98,  99,  131

Alternate Service:
Travel options to Norristown Transportation Center Station from Center City
Travel options to Center City from Norristown Transportation Center Station

Parking

SEPTASpacesAvailabilityPrice
Daily136 FULL 1
Permit44 FULL 25
Daily
(Garage)
513 275 3 or $2 using Value Card

Station Amenities

9 bike racks are available, accommodating a total of 18 bicycles.

SEPTA will be suspending operations at its parking garage facility at Norristown Station, effective midnight, Monday, March 23, 2020. Exits will remain open for 24 hours to allow customers to remove vehicles parked in the garages. Surface lot parking will remain available at Norristown Regional Rail Station.
Sours: https://www.septa.org/stations/rail/norristown.html

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SEPTA Regional Rail Service On Manayunk/Norristown Line To Norristown Resumes After Flooding From Ida Forced Partial Shutdown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line to Norristown is now back in business. It was partially shut down because of flooding damage from Ida.

CBS3 was there as the first passengers boarded the trains.

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SEPTA says officials in municipalities along the line have been working around the clock with SEPTA on temporary road closures and other adjustments in order to complete the repairs.

Credit: SEPTA

Severe flooding from Tropical Storm Ida caused millions of dollars in damage to equipment along the line, especially to the railroad cross signals.

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Service resumed between Spring Mill Station and Center City on Sept. 7, but service between Spring Mill and Elm Street Station remains suspended. This has resulted in no service to/from Conshohocken Station along with three stations in Norristown — the Norristown Transportation Center, Main Street, and Elm Street.

Work is expected to take around six to eight weeks to fully complete, but temporary measures will be put into place so that SEPTA can provide service to customers who rely on the Manayunk/Norristown Line.

The following roads will be closed at the SEPTA railroad crossings starting at noon on Sunday, Sept. 12: Harry Street, Poplar Street, Cherry Street, and Lee Street.

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These road closures will allow trains to safely travel to all stations along the Manayunk/Norristown Line. There will also be personnel on the ground closing off the crossings and flagging trains directions. This is expected to cause minor delays so customers are advised to allow for extra time when traveling.

Sours: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/09/13/4-roads-closed-at-septa-railroad-crossing-as-crews-begin-restoring-service-along-manayunk-norristown-regional-rail-line-to-norristown/
SEPTA NORRISTOWN HIGH SPEED LINE FULL RIDE

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