SEPTA Improves Manayunk-Norristown Regional Rail Line

NORRISTOWN (CBS) — SEPTA a is planning improvements on the Manayunk-Norristown Regional Rail line, all part of an effort to relieve congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway.

Septa GM Jeff Kneuppel said part of the plan is update what he feels could be an important transit hub.

“I have been waiting my entire career for the right time or the right opportunity to replace the Conshohocken station.”

That also includes a parking garage. Knueppel said SEPTA will also work to improve bike parking options at train stops along the Schuylkill River Trail.

“We will be introducing bi-level trains into our fleet.”

Knueppel said additional capacity offered by the two levels of seating will allow them to offer enhanced schedules and greater service frequency.

The bilevel cars are expected in 2019 and 2020.

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