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Old 10-13-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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This would be cheaper from 30th St. Station if getting off of University City station is not a good option for you and if you are going during the week, or if walking is not much of an option for you. Also have to coordinate your schedule well of course.
THis is a great option and one I was not aware of. I am going to try to walk it but my train may be late and/or weather may preclude it and it appears that I could get this shuttle at a number of stops along the route. thanks so much.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:28 PM
 
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Most people just get off whichever regional rail train they're on and switch at 30th. Airport Line runs every 30 minutes, Media and Wilmington once an hour most of the day (every 30 during rush hour). So you don't have that long of a wait.


Depending on which train you're taking into Philadelphia, it's possible that it's traveling through Center City toward University City already. For example, the Warminster Line inbound would turn into the Airport Line and then stop at University City. Norristown inbound may turn into Wilmington Line and then stop at University City.


Look at your schedule, talk to the conductor. It's potentially easier (and obviously cheaper) to stay within the regional rail system to get to your destination. You're likely already going to be buying the daypass, assuming you're arriving to 30th after 9.30 AM, so taking another train wouldn't cost you any more money.
I wasn't aware the Warminster line becomes the Airport line going through University City. It's important that I not miss my appointment so I didn't want to chance having to switch trains at 30th st. This is a option. thanks.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I wasn't aware the Warminster line becomes the Airport line going through University City. It's important that I not miss my appointment so I didn't want to chance having to switch trains at 30th st. This is a option. thanks.
"Bring back the R-numbers!"

Except that the Warminster trains were paired with Wilmington/Newark trains as line R2 while the Airport Line was the unpaired R1.

Operationally, inbound R2 Warminster trains often became outbound R1 Airports, alternate R1 Airports originated or terminated at Glenside, R2 Wilmington/Newark trains operated into the city as outbound R6 Norristowns, and on the weekends, inbound R3 West Trentons became outbound R1 Airports.

Which is one reason they did away with the R-numbers. But the riders overwhelmingly found them useful mnemonics.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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I wasn't aware the Warminster line becomes the Airport line going through University City. It's important that I not miss my appointment so I didn't want to chance having to switch trains at 30th st. This is a option. thanks.

Just make sure you look at the schedule. If you look online ( http://septa.org/schedules/rail/pdf/war.pdf ) you will see the last line of every train reads "train continues to" and the second to last line reads University City Station. You can see that most Warminster Lines do stop at University City, but there are a few that don't. You want to be aware of where your train is continuing to, or you could wind up somewhere very inconvenient.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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I miss the R4!

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