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SEPTA Asks for Public Input on a New KOP Rail Project

Open sessions will be hosted throughout January to get the public's opinion on extending SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line to the King of Prussia and Valley Forge areas.

Have you ever thought it would be easier to get to and from the mall if the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, better known as SEPTA, would just operate a rail line in the area?

To find out if that is the case, SEPTA has scheduled three public meetings to discuss a proposed addition to its current system. A new rail line propsed by the transportation authority would allow for a one-seat, one-train ride to take passengers on the Norristown High Speed Line to new stops in the King of Prussia (KOP) and Valley Forge areas.

Meetings to garner public opinion are scheduled for the following dates:

Each meeting will consist of three scheduled time slots, including:

  • At 4 p.m.: Open House, Plans Display
  • At 6 p.m.: Presentation
  • At 6:30 p.m.: Workshop Session, Discussion

The events are planning to conclude by 8 p.m. Those interested in more information on the proposed project can view the handout in our PDF section or visit the website at www.kingofprussiarail.com.

The SEPTA team is also posting to Twitter. You can follow the project at www.twitter.com/KOPRail.

Janey February 15, 2013 at 04:02 PM
This project would cripple the area. Influx of crime and bad business from urban areas would penetrate Upper Merion township because the gradient (when comparing crime rates and annual household income) between Philadelphia and KOP is too great. It's the truth, no one wants to talk about it but it's clearly the biggest factor when considering this project.

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