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SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL, SUBURBAN TRANSIT TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS IF THERE IS A STRIKE AGAINST CITY TRANSIT

 SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL, SUBURBAN TRANSIT TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS
 IF THERE IS A STRIKE AGAINST CITY TRANSIT
 PHILADELPHIA, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- If there is a strike by the Transport Workers Union Local 234 against the SEPTA City Transit Division (contract deadline, 12:01 a.m. Sunday, March 15), the authority's Regional Rail and Suburban Transit Divisions will continue to operate but with extra service on the railroad and a number of service modifications to both divisions, a SEPTA spokesman said today.
 SEPTA Paratransit will also provide normal service (advance reservation, door-to-door service for registered handicapped persons).
 For travel to and from Center City for Philadelphia's bus, trolley and subway-elevated riders the only SEPTA choice will be the Regional Rail Division which will operate a full schedule on all seven routes. All trains will stop at the three stations in Center City Philadelphia (30th Street, Suburban and Market East).
 Modifications to regional rail service will include:
 -- Extra trains on some routes for weekday morning rush hours.
 -- Many trains will make unscheduled stops at key stations in order to provide additional service.
 -- Changed train boarding locations at Suburban Station and Market- East Station.
 -- Stringent requirement that passengers purchase tickets before boarding trains.
 -- Expanded ticket sales hours at most stations with ticket offices
 -- Ticket sales at 25 stations that usually do not have ticket agents.
 -- The new Fern Rock Transportation Center will be open (effective March 12), and Tabor Station, closed with the opening of the nearby transportation center, will be reopened (the old Fern Rock Station will remain closed).
 SUBURBAN TRANSIT CHANGES
 On the Suburban Transit Division, the portions of bus routes that usually come into Philadelphia will not operate: Route 94 will operate to Erdenheim instead of Chestnut Hill; Route 105 will operate via West Chester Pike, Lynne Boulevard, City Avenue and Lancaster Pike to Lankenau Hospital, then follow the regular route to Paoli via Lancaster Avenue, stopping at all Route R5 railroad stations along the way; Route 106 will operate to City & Haverford Avenues; Route 108 will operate between 69th Street Terminal and Chester Avenue in Yeadon instead of operating into the Elmwood section of Philadelphia; Route 129 will operate only to Mill Road and Bristol Pike; Routes 124 and 125 will operate to the Route R5 Bryn Mawr Station with a stop at the Route 100 (Norristown High Speed Line) Bryn Mawr Station.
 Route 100 will run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during the midday with the connection at Bryn Mawr with Routes 124 and 125 for service to and from the railroad's Bryn Mawr Station.
 To insure that anyone using 69th Street Terminal will have access to SEPTA regional rail trains, there will be extra morning and afternoon service on bus Route 113 the Route R3 Lansdowne Station.
 Other Suburban Transit Division changes include: Routes 101 and 102 (the Media and Sharon Hill trolley lines) will provide local service only, every 20 minutes; bus Route 104 will have local service only, with extra trips during the peak hours. Bus Route 110 service will be decreased with fewer Pilgrim Garden trips during peak hours, and Bus Route 111 will operate only scheduled local Springfield Mall trips.
 DETAILS ON REGIONAL RAIL SERVICE
 Extra weekday morning trains:
 On the Media-Elwyn segment of Route R3, an added train will leave Secane at 8:40 a.m. and make all stops to Center City and then to North Broad Station.
 On the Paoli segment of Route R5, added trains will leave Bryn Mawr at 6:10 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and make all stops to Suburban Station. In addition, an extra train will leave Overbrook Station at 7:05 a.m.
 On the Trenton segment of Route R7, an added train will leave
Holmesburg Junction Station at 8:40 a.m. It will make all stops to


Center City and then continue to North Broad Street Station.
 On the Fox Chase segment of Route R8, added trains will leave Cheltenham Station at 7:08 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. and make all stops to 30th Street Station. On the Chestnut Hill West segment of Route R8, an extra train will leave Chestnut Hill West Station at 8:20 a.m. It will make all stops to Center City and then continue to North Broad Street Station.
 Leaving Glenside at 8:10 a.m. will be a local train making all stops to 30th Street Station.
 All Route R1 Airport Line trains will operate to and from the Fern Rock Transportation Center with a stop at Wayne Junction.
 In order to provide more travel options for city riders, a number of trains will make extra station stops during morning and afternoon peak hours.
 -- All Route R1 Airport Line trains will stop at Wayne Junction and Fern Rock stations.
 -- On the Paoli segment of Route R5, eight trains will make unscheduled stops at Overbrook Station in the morning and eight in the afternoon.
 -- On the Lansdale-Doylestown segment of Route R5, three trains will make unscheduled stops at Melrose Park in the morning and four in the afternoon.
 -- On the Media-Elwyn segment of Route R3, two morning and two afternoon trains will add Angora and 49th Street as stops.
 -- On the West Trenton segment of Route R3, Elkins Park and Wayne Junction will be added by three morning trains and one afternoon train.
 -- On the Trenton portion of Route R7, two morning and two afternoon trains will add Frankford Junction as a stop.
 -- On the Fox Chase segment of Route R8, all trains will stop at Logan Station.
 -- On the Wilmington segment of Route R2, Curtis Park will be an added stop for two morning trains and one afternoon train.
 CHANGED BOARDING LOCATIONS IN CENTER CITY
 Most trains will not be stopping at their usual boarding locations at Market East Station and Suburban Station. Route and directional signs will be posted at all stairways in both stations, and SEPTA personnel wearing blue "SEPTA staff" buttons will be available to provide information and direct passengers to their trains.
 The special boarding locations at Market East are:
 -- Track 1A/North for Route R3 to West Trenton
 -- Track 1A/South for Route R6 to Norristown
 -- Track 1B/North for Route R5 to Lansdale and Doylestown
 -- Track 1B/South for Route R8 to Fox Chase
 -- Track 2A/North for Route R2 to Warminster
 -- Track 2B/North for Route R7 to Chestnut Hill East
 The special boarding locations at Suburban Station (track and stairway) are:
 -- Track 1B/South for Route R6 to Norristown
 -- Track 1B/North for Route R2 to Warminster
 -- Track 1C/South for Route R5 to Lansdale and Doylestown
 -- Track 2C/South for Route R7 to Chestnut Hill East and Route R8 to Fox Chase
 -- Track 2B/South for Route R3 to West Trenton
 -- Track 3A/North for Route R3 to Media and Elwyn
 -- Track 3A/South for Route R2 to Marcus Hook and Wilmington
 -- Track 3B/North for Route R8 to Chestnut Hill West
 -- Track 3B/South for Route R1 -- the Airport Line
 -- Track 5A/North for Route R6 to Cynwyd
 -- Track 5A/South for Route R7 to Trenton
 -- Track 5B for Route R5 to Paoli, Downingtown and Parkesburg
 At 30th Street Station, the normal train boarding locations will be used.
 TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
 SEPTA advises first-time regional rail riders to allow extra time in the morning in order to purchase tickets from ticket agents before boarding trains. Ticket sales at outlying stations will begin at 6 a.m. or earlier and the hours of sales offices will be extended. At the three Center City stations, ticket sales will be from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
 At the Center City stations in the afternoon, SEPTA personnel will collect tickets at the stairways leading to train boarding locations from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
 EXTENDED TICKET SALES HOURS
 Instead of closing at mid-morning, outlying station ticket offices will stay open until early afternoon, and tickets will be sold from 6 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at 25 stations that usually have no ticket agents. Those stations include:
 -- On Route R2 -- Sharon Hill and Darby
 -- On Route R3 -- Fernwood, Angora and 49th Street
 -- On Route R6 -- Wissahickon, Cynwyd, Bala and Wynnefield
 -- On Route R7 -- Sedgwick, Washington Lane, Germantown, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford Junction and Bridesburg
 -- On Route R8 -- Ryers, Lawndale, Tulpehocken and Westmoreland
 In addition, tickets will be sold at the Fern Rock Transportation Center and the Temple University, Tabor, Logan and North Broad Stations.
 SEPTA INFORMATION
 Further information on regional rail and suburban transit services will be available from SEPTA Information, 215-580-7800, from 6 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week. This Saturday and Sunday, March 14- 15, SEPTA Information will take calls continuously from 6 a.m. Saturday through midnight Sunday.
 In addition, SEPTA Customer Relations phones will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning this Saturday. The Customer Relations numbers are 215-580-7852, 7854 or 7856.
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