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SEPTA Temporary Bike & Ride Policy Change

SEPTA is proud to be a bicycle friendly transit system and encourages bicyclists to use our services to complete journeys to work or to explore our great region.



SEPTA's vision is to be the region's preferred choice for transportation. To achieve that vision SEPTA must continually adapt to the region's evolving mobility needs, finding new ways to support multimodal transportation in order to grow ridership.


To ease travel for customers who also bike as part of their trip, we are temporarily relaxing our policy effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to allow bicycles on Regional Rail and Market-Frankford, Broad Street, and Norristown High Speed Line trains during peak hours.


Most of our vehicles can accommodate bicycles, which we define as two-wheeled, manually powered or electrically assisted vehicles. Folding bicycles are permitted on all vehicles at all times.


Remember the following simple guidelines when planning your trip.


  • Please avoid blocking doorways, interfering with the free movement of passengers, the operation of the vehicle, and the safety of the operation.

  • Please do not place your bicycle on a seat or in a space needed for passenger seating.

  • Persons with bicycles on trains must use the same space provided to accommodate persons who use wheelchairs or have other mobility limitations. Please be prepared to yield the space to a person with mobility limitations, even if that requires leaving the train.

  • Please make sure you are able to physically lift, properly store, and unload your own equipment.

  • Please walk alongside your bicycle in our facilities, and only use stairways and elevators to enter or exit. Please do not use escalators.

  • If you have a folding bicycle, please make sure it is fully collapsed before bringing it onto a vehicle as luggage. Otherwise, guidelines for non-folding bicycles will apply.

  • Vehicle operators and train crews are responsible for assessing conditions and implementing these guidelines based on their best judgment.

In case of emergency evacuation, all bicycles must remain on the vehicle. For this reason, we encourage you to affix owner identification information to your bicycle to assist in its return.


Many SEPTA facilities have bicycle racks. Information for particular stations is on our Clickable Regional Rail & Rail Transit Map. Please secure bikes only in designated areas.


SEPTA's Cycle-Transit Plan documents the increasing demand for "cycle-transit" use in Southeastern Pennsylvania, explores policy and infrastructure implications for SEPTA as a transit service provider, and presents practical measures to better integrate the transit and bicycle networks.

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