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Ch, ch, ch, changes (temporary ones) to Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line

SEPTA announces some changes to the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line due to track and signal work.

Ch, ch, ch, changes (temporary ones) to Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line

It just seems clearer to let SEPTA tell you about changes on its Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line. Here's the info we just got from the agency: 

Shuttle Busing Scheduled Along SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 21, 2013)---Due to track and signal work along SEPTA’s
Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line, shuttle buses will replace rail service between Elm Street
Station and Wissahickon Train Station on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.
Passengers traveling inbound to Center City will board shuttle buses at Elm Street Station 32 minutes
before their regularly scheduled train times. After leaving Elm Street Station, shuttle buses will stop
at Main Street, Norristown Transportation Center, Conshohocken and Spring Mill Stations before
expressing to Wissahickon Train Station.
Shuttle buses will not serve Miquon, Manayunk or Ivy Ridge Stations. Inbound passengers traveling
to Manayunk or Ivy Ridge Stations will transfer from shuttle buses to outbound trains at Wissahickon
Train Station.
During bus substitution weekends, there will be no train or shuttle bus service to or from Miquon
Station. Customers who normally utilize Miquon Station are advised to use Spring Mill Station
instead.
Outbound Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line trains will operate as far as Ivy Ridge Station.
Passengers traveling to Norristown will board shuttle buses at Wissahickon Train Center to complete
their outbound trips. Shuttle buses will express from Wissahickon Train Station to Spring Mill
Station before stopping at Conshohocken, Norristown Transportation Center, Main Street and Elm
Street Stations.
All trains will arrive and depart from Wissahickon Train Station at regularly scheduled times.
Passengers should add approximately 32 minutes onto their trips.
Saturday Late Night Supplemental Inbound Service:
On Saturday evenings during bus substitution weekends, supplemental late night bus service will be
provided for inbound passengers traveling between Elm Street and Manayunk Station.
Four bus trips will leave the Elm Street Station at regularly scheduled train times of trains 235 (9:35
p.m.), 2573 (10:45 p.m.), 6239 (11:37 p.m.) and 6241 (12:37 a.m.). After leaving the Elm Street
Station, the shuttle buses will serve Main Street, Norristown Transportation Center, Spring Mill and
Manayunk Stations.

Saturday Late Night Supplemental Outbound Service:

On Saturday evenings during bus substitution weekends, supplemental late night bus service will be
provided for outbound passengers traveling between Manayunk and Elm Street Stations.
Two bus trips will leave Manayunk Station at the regularly scheduled train times of trains 6236
(12:43 a.m.) and 6238 (1:43 a.m.). After leaving the Manayunk Station, the outbound shuttle buses
will travel to Spring Mill, Conshohocken, Norristown Transportation Center, Main Street and Elm
Street Stations.

Passengers can visit www.septa.org to view changes to their train lines and download new schedules.
Riders can also contact SEPTA Customer Service representatives at (215) 580-7800.

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