December 10, 2020
SEPTA will launch a new cost-saving measure Monday due to budget pitfalls caused by a massive downturn in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic.
The transit authority will close ticket offices at 14 Regional Rail stations for 10 weeks, a stretch that extends into February. Bathrooms and waiting rooms also will be closed, but riders still will be able to board and depart trains.
SEPTA revealed last month that it was losing $1 million in daily revenue and is considering several budget-saving measures, including closing stations, fare hikes and cutting service lines.
Here are the stations that will be affected by the ticket office closures:
• Paoli/Thorndale Line: Berwyn, Devon, Radnor, Villanova, Rosemont, Haverford and Merion stations.
• Lansdale/Doylestown Line: Oreland and North Hills stations
• Media/Elwyn Line: Moylan Rose Valley, Wallingford and Clifton-Aldan stations
• Warminster Line: Roslyn station
• Wilmington/Newark Line: Glenolden station
Ticket offices previously closed on the Chestnut Hill West Line will remain shut down, SEPTA added. Those closures affect Carpenter, Chelten, Chestnut Hill West, Queen Lane and St. Martins stations.