All-night service on the SEPTA subway lines starts on Saturday, but if you’re getting on a train in South Philly after midnight, chances are, you’re going to have to pay the train conductor. Like on the bus.
SEPTA says that when its experiment with overnight subway service begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 15, only about a third of its stations will be staffed with anyone in the teller booth at the top of the platform. Only Lombard-South and Pattison Ave (AT&T) stations will have tellers down here.
Trains are set to run every 20 minutes overnight, and the conductor will collect transfers, tokens, passes and cash but won’t make change.
Uniformed and plainclothes transit police will be at many stations and on all trains in an effort to assure passenger safety, SEPTA officials said Tuesday. And security cameras in all stations and trains will be monitored by police, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said.