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Shuttle Buses To Replace Weekend Train Service on Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line

Sep 20

RELEASE – Starting on Saturday, September 20, Shuttle Buses will replace all weekend train service for all stops along the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line, from University City Station to Elwyn Station.   This weekend Shuttle Bus service will remain in effect each weekend through Sunday, November 23.  

SEPTA and third-party contractor forces will be replacing bridge timbers and making structural improvements on the Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek Viaducts, as well as various track and power improvements.

This temporary shuttle service will require SEPTA to operate buses on some streets that are not normally on SEPTA’s fixed routes.  Steps have been taken to ensure that this substitute service is mindful of the communities they are traveling through, and wherever possible uses streets that have been utilized in previous detours and shuttle service.

On Saturdays and Sundays during this ten-week period, SEPTA will operate hourly Express and Local Shuttle Bus service – inbound and outbound – between Elwyn Regional Rail Station and University City Station throughout the service day.

The buses will be clearly identified with “Rail Shuttle” signage and will not stop for passengers at any location other than the Regional Rail Station or the designated Rail Shuttle boarding location listed below.



Shuttle Bus service will operate on the following roads in Media Borough:

  • Orange Street – from Media Station Road to Jefferson Street
  • Jefferson Street – from Orange to Radnor Street
  • Radnor Street – from Jefferson Street to Manchester Avenue

Timetables for weekend shuttle busing will be posted at all Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Stations and can also be downloaded from SEPTA’s website.  Customers should plan for additional travel time.




Residents who ride SEPTA should visit SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line Shuttle Bus Substitution page for fare information and regular updates.

Additionally, SEPTA customers can always obtain information from the SEPTA website –, Customer Service at 215-580-7800, or by following the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line on Twitter @SEPTA_ELW.


Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line Bridge Rehabilitation Project

This project is part of Rebuilding for the Future Program – SEPTA’s infrastructure, investment, and revitalization program that tackles a $5 billion backlog of projects, including bridge replacements, substation overhauls, and station improvements.  Rebuilding for the Future and the Media/Elwyn Line Bridge Rehabilitation Project are made possible with funding from the passage of Pennsylvania Act 89.


Please contact SEPTA’s Government Affairs Department at if you have any questions or need additional information.