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January 20, 2019

SEPTA preemptively modifying Monday Regional Rail service ahead of freezing temperatures

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Carroll - SEPTA Regional Rail train Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A SEPTA Regional Rail train at Jefferson Station.

SEPTA announced it would adjust select Regional Rail schedules ahead of the freezing temperatures expected to hit the region Sunday night. 

Select trains to and from Bryn Mawr station on the Paoli/Thorndale line will not operate on Monday and a few express routes will service all stops on local schedules.

Temperatures are expected to dip well below zero and icing is expected early this week. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey issued a wind chill advisory from 11 p.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. Officials are predicting wind chills will reach as low as 20 below zero. The chill could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, officials warned.

NWS is also predicting wet surfaces to freeze quickly, starting with increased winds and dropping temperatures Sunday afternoon. Expect icy conditions. 

Gov. Tom Wolf also issued a state of emergency in Pennsylvania on Friday, which includes a commercial vehicle ban on nearly all interstates.

It seems SEPTA officials are taking the warnings to heart, as five early-morning commuter trains from Bryn Mawr have already been cancelled, as well as four evening outbound trains. 

Here is the complete list of cancellations and schedule changes for Monday. 

Inbound service (toward Center City):

The following trains departing Bryn Mawr Station will not operate: #522 (6:43 a.m.), #504 (7:07 a.m.), #5728 (7:37 a.m.), #5226 (8:13 a.m.), and #5716 (8:39 a.m.)

The following Express trains will operate with LOCAL service (all times departing Bryn Mawr): #5714 (7:01 a.m.), #9524 (7:23 a.m.), #9530 (7:48 a.m.), #9538 (8:19 a.m.), #9542 (8:59 a.m.)

Outbound service (toward Malvern & Thorndale):

The following trains departing Jefferson Station will not operate: #9543 (3:16 p.m.), #2555 (4:42 p.m.), #9563 (5:13 p.m.), #567 (5:39 p.m.)

The following Express trains will operate with LOCAL service (all times departing Suburban Station): #541 (3:15 p.m.), #545 (3:46 p.m.), #9559 (5:05 p.m.), #1565 (5:34 p.m.), #8569 (6:03 p.m.)

SEPTA is also warning customers that express trains running on local service may have up to 15 minute delays.

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