SEPTA to Discontinue Service on Bus Routes 301 and 302

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from SEPTA

    PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA will discontinue service on
 Suburban Transit Division bus Routes 301 and 302 effective Monday, April 30.
     Service on the bus routes will be discontinued because of low ridership.
 Only about 29 riders a day use Route 301 while Route 302 carries about 120
 daily riders.  SEPTA held a public hearing on March 8, 2001, to discuss plans
 to discontinue service on the routes and offer riders alternative services.
 Route 301 operates between Newtown and Bethayres while Route 302 operates
 between Southampton and Fox Chase.  The SEPTA Board voted to discontinue
 service on the bus routes during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday,
 April 26.
     SEPTA said that riders currently using Route 301 from Newtown and Gloria
 Dei Plaza may find SEPTA bus Route 130 to be a viable and convenient
 alternative.  Route 130, which was recently restructured, now serves the
 Newtown area and provides access to local shopping and medical facilities as
 well as the Langhorne regional rail station.  Beginning Monday, April 30, two
 Route 130 morning and afternoon trips will also be extended to serve Newtown
 Grant and the Newtown Township Building.
     Also beginning Monday, April 30, SEPTA bus Route 24 will provide improved
 services for current Route 302 riders.  Route 24 service will be extended to
 operate over the current Route 302 routing to Southampton (with the addition
 of service to Gloria Dei Towers and Manor) taking advantage of the overlap of
 service on the two bus routes between Fox Chase and Bethayres.  The Route 24
 extension will operate with the same frequency and level of service as Route
 302.  There will also be two new midday round trips between Fox Chase and
 Newtown as part of the extended Route 24 service.
     Route 24 will preserve the bus to rail connections at the Fox Chase
 Regional Rail Station now provided by Route 302.  Zone fare boundaries on
 Route 24 have been adjusted so that former Route 302 riders will continue to
 pay the same fare.
     For additional information about service or schedules on Routes 24 or 130
 call (215) 580-7800 or access the SEPTA website at www.septa.org.
 
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA will discontinue service on
 Suburban Transit Division bus Routes 301 and 302 effective Monday, April 30.
     Service on the bus routes will be discontinued because of low ridership.
 Only about 29 riders a day use Route 301 while Route 302 carries about 120
 daily riders.  SEPTA held a public hearing on March 8, 2001, to discuss plans
 to discontinue service on the routes and offer riders alternative services.
 Route 301 operates between Newtown and Bethayres while Route 302 operates
 between Southampton and Fox Chase.  The SEPTA Board voted to discontinue
 service on the bus routes during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday,
 April 26.
     SEPTA said that riders currently using Route 301 from Newtown and Gloria
 Dei Plaza may find SEPTA bus Route 130 to be a viable and convenient
 alternative.  Route 130, which was recently restructured, now serves the
 Newtown area and provides access to local shopping and medical facilities as
 well as the Langhorne regional rail station.  Beginning Monday, April 30, two
 Route 130 morning and afternoon trips will also be extended to serve Newtown
 Grant and the Newtown Township Building.
     Also beginning Monday, April 30, SEPTA bus Route 24 will provide improved
 services for current Route 302 riders.  Route 24 service will be extended to
 operate over the current Route 302 routing to Southampton (with the addition
 of service to Gloria Dei Towers and Manor) taking advantage of the overlap of
 service on the two bus routes between Fox Chase and Bethayres.  The Route 24
 extension will operate with the same frequency and level of service as Route
 302.  There will also be two new midday round trips between Fox Chase and
 Newtown as part of the extended Route 24 service.
     Route 24 will preserve the bus to rail connections at the Fox Chase
 Regional Rail Station now provided by Route 302.  Zone fare boundaries on
 Route 24 have been adjusted so that former Route 302 riders will continue to
 pay the same fare.
     For additional information about service or schedules on Routes 24 or 130
 call (215) 580-7800 or access the SEPTA website at www.septa.org.
 
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