Your connection to mobility in and around Chester County, PA.

Passenger Rail

Chester County offers passenger rail service provided by both SEPTA and Amtrak. Both agencies are located along the same corridor and provide service at select locations. The following table showcases where SEPTA and Amtrak service is provided in Chester County.

  Parkesburg Coatesville Thorndale Downingtown Whitford Exton Malvern Paoli Daylesford Berwyn Devon Strafford

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-580-7800
Website: www.septa.org

SEPTASEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line is one of thirteen passenger rail lines that serve the region, in particular Chester County. The rail line operates through the heart of Chester County between Thorndale and downtown Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, SEPTA users are able to board other SEPTA trains and travel all over the region. Paoli/Thorndale Line stops are shown above in the corresponding table.

Please contact SEPTA for detailed information regarding the Paoli/Thorndale schedule or fare information. Please note that service is limited west of Malvern during the weekends and on holidays.

Persons with Disabilities

For information about SEPTA's ADA services go to Accessible SEPTA or call 215-580-7800.

System Status

System Status offers SEPTA users status information about SEPTA's transit system. It allows users to view particular transits routes and see whether a certain service is running according to schedule or if there is any alteration in service.


Similar to System Status, TrainView reports the status for all Regional Line trains running on the SEPTA system. This reference tool allows SEPTA users to see whether the train is on schedule.


septa kioskSEPTA Key is the new electronic fare payment and collection system for all SEPTA services. septa key SEPTA users can load funds and fare products onto a SEPTA Key fare card. The SEPTA Key website provides instructions on how to use the card and locations at which to purchase one. The site can also be used for reload funds onto your SEPTA Key card. Riders may also use cash to purchase tickets on board the train when boarding from stations outside of Center City.


Keystone Corridor
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 1-800-872-7245
Website: www.amtrak.com

AmtrakThe "Keystone Corridor" is part of Amtrak's larger Northeast Corridor System. The Keystone Corridor runs from Harrisburg to Philadelphia and on to New York. This route in particular runs through Chester County and can be used to travel toward Lancaster and Harrisburg or to Philadelphia, as well as points north and south along the eastern United States. AMTRAK trains stop at the following Chester County stations: Parkesburg, Coatesville, Downingtown, Exton and Paoli.

Please contact Amtrak for detailed information regarding the Keystone schedule or fare information. Trains have set fares based on the distance you want to travel. Amtrak users can buy tickets on line, at the station, or on the train.

Persons with Disabilities

For information about Amtrak's ADA services go to Accessible Travel Services or call 1-800-872-7245.