Big News for Wilmington! More Septa Trains Scheduled to and from Philadelphia!

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Photo credit: CNN.com

Big news for commuters and those looking for nightly entertainment in Wilmington and Philadelphia! More trains are scheduled to connect the two cities! 

Wilmington now has additional round-trip SEPTA trains on weekday mornings and Saturday nights. The schedule change went into effect Sunday, September 10, and was first announced by SEPTA last week. The Mayor today thanked Governor Carney and DART Executive Director John Sisson for their efforts to improve our area’s public transit options.

"Better train connectivity is something our residents want, our small and big businesses want, and our visitors want,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Improving train service in Wilmington broadens access to opportunity for residents while potentially saving riders hours each day on their commutes and thousands of dollars each year in transportation costs.”

The weekday morning train leaves Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station at 8:09 a.m. and arrives in Wilmington at 9:02 a.m.; the return train leaves Wilmington at 9:50 a.m. and arrives at 30th Street Station at 10:38 a.m.  The Saturday night train leaves Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station at 10:32 p.m. and arrives in Wilmington at 11:17 p.m.; it leaves Wilmington at 11:34 p.m., arriving at 30th Street Station at 12:21 a.m.

In addition, an earlier weekday morning train from Wilmington to Philadelphia now has five fewer stops, cutting travel time from 51 to 45 minutes. This train now leaves Wilmington at 9:23 a.m. and arrives at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station at 10:08 a.m.

To view the upcoming schedule, click here.