Fall updates

October 15, 2020


    West Trenton Oct 24

    Due to maintenance work on the West Trenton Line, shuttle buses will substitute for train service 6:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday October 24, 2020, between West Trenton and Woodbourne Stations. Please check
    the special timetable for details

    Maintenance Work – Weekend Shuttle Bus Substitution Saturday, October 24, 2020
    🚧Shuttle Buses will depart West Trenton Station 40 minutes EARLIER than the times published in the September 6, 2020 train schedule
    🚧Trains will depart from Woodbourne, Langhorne and Neshaminy Falls Stations 5 minutes EARLIER than the times published in the September 6, 2020 train schedule
    🚧Trains will resume the regularly scheduled departure times beginning at Trevose Station
    🚧Trains will arrive at Neshaminy Falls, Langhorne and Woodbourne Stations 5 minutes LATER than the times published in the September 6, 2020 train schedule
    🚧Connecting Shuttle Buses will depart from the designated stops at Woodbourne and Yardley Stations

    Updated schedule HERE


    REMINDER: PATCO has shifted to its annual “leaf season” schedule. The slight schedule adjustments are done to maintain on-time performance during the slippery rail season.

    Leaf Season Schedule Returns Saturday, October 10

    PATCO makes slight schedule adjustments to maintain on-time performance during the fall season

    🍂PATCO will shift to its annual “leaf season” schedule beginning on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

    🍂The revised train schedule aims to maintain schedule reliability and on-time performance during the fall months when the seasonal leaf fall has the potential to delay commuter trains.

    🍂The falling foliage leaves behind an oily residue when crushed by train wheels. This slick residue creates slippery rail conditions which require trains to operate at reduced speeds with longer trip times. The loss of traction has the potential to flatten out areas of the train’s wheel surfaces resulting in the wheel rolling unevenly and emitting a thumping sound. When this occurs, the train is taken out of service to repair or replace the misshapen wheel. This could lead to train delays or cancellations.

    🍂PATCO takes proactive measures to minimize the impact to customers from leaf oil accumulation. Special PATCO crews use high-pressure washing equipment to scour the rails during the off-peak and evening hours. The schedule adjustments also allow for this work to occur on the rails between trains.

    🍂Riders should expect this schedule to continue until around the beginning of December or when most of the leaves have fallen.

    To view the schedule, please click here.

    Safe Travels, 

    The Moovit Team