TrainView is your personal status report for all Regional Rail trains on the system. This handy reference tool can help save you time and waiting, so before you go to the train, go to TrainView on the SEPTA website or you can make it one of your favorites at trainview.septa.org.
To get the most out of this website feature there are just a few things that you need to know about SEPTA Regional Rail service and how to read the TrainView listing.
TrainView | New Features to Real Time Regional Rail Status Information
We've made some improvements to TrainView to give you a cleaner, more customized real-time view of the status of Regional Rail Trains on our system while enhancing the tools you use to plan your trip.
More Options for Sorting the Information
In our original version of TrainView, the trains were listed in the order in which they went into service. The trains are now listed in alphabetical order under the Origination column but as you'll note, we're offering more sort options - by Train #, Destination, or Status. We've also taken your search choices a step further with the new "Filter" bar at the top right corner of the page. Use this to narrow your listing selection to get information for a specific station or an individual line. For example, type in Lansdale and you'll get a list of trains going to that destination.
Get Real-Time Train Status Updates for Each Station
With the first version of TrainView, you could click or tap on the Train number to get a snapshot of the published timetable -station stops and scheduled departure times. This feature has been revamped to give you a real-time look at your train's progress for optimal trip planning. Now when you select a train number you'll see Scheduled Time, Estimated Time, and Arrival Time. A highlighted row indicates the station a Train is currently at. This information will automatically refresh based on the train's progress making it simple to keep track of the train's location, which will allow you to better plan your trip or know exactly when you need to be at the station to pick up an arriving customer.
There's one more new feature - track arrival/boarding information for 30th Street, Suburban, and Jefferson Stations. The information posted to the right of the station name indicates the train platform.
If you've never used TrainView before, please scroll down to learn more about this customer information tool for SEPTA Regional Rail services.
The TrainView Screen
Origination shows the beginning station for a specific train. This is only for reference as that same station name will continue to appear for the duration of the trip.
You're probably used to looking up a train by its scheduled departure time or a station name, but the key to TrainView is the train number. Each train number is unique, so there's no chance you'll get the wrong status information, as long as you have the correct number.
You may never have noticed them, but these numbers appear on our printed schedules, the PDF and HTML versions of the timetables.
On the HTML timetables, go to the left-hand column
On the printed and PDF timetables, go to the top of the column with the train times
Train Numbers can be either 3 or 4 digits long beginning with 0 and running up to 9, i.e., 6353
If you want to see scheduled departure times for a particular train, just click on the train number for details.
Destination indicates where a train is going. Some SEPTA service operates from one end of a line to other, i.e., Media/Elwyn to West Trenton, so you may see a destination listed as Media/Elwyn for train you want to board at Trevose Station for travel to Jefferson Station. Don't let this confuse you, as long as you have the right train number TrainView will give you the information you need.