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WHY KOP RAIL?

COMMUTER BENEFITS

SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Project (KOP Rail), is a transformative project that will connect people with opportunity across the Greater Philadelphia Area. KOP Rail will provide a safe, convenient, and frequent transportation option jobs across the Greater Philadelphia Area.  

KOP Rail Increases Access to Greater Philadelphia Area Employers

KOP Rail will connect the Greater Philadelphia’s three largest employment centers — Center City (292,000 jobs), University City (75,000 jobs), and King of Prussia (60,000 jobs).

KOP Rail will connect commuters to jobs at the King of Prussia Mall, the second largest mall in the United States, and Moore Park KOP, a mixed-use community comprised of commercial, residential, retail, dining, and industrial spaces.

KOP Rail will provide greater reverse commute opportunities for those who live in the city and want to work at businesses in large employment centers in the suburbs.

KOP Rail will provide Greater Philadelphia Area residents access to jobs without having to relocate to find employment and allow them to invest their earnings back into the communities in which they live.

KOP Rail will provide a high-speed, “one-seat” ride to/from any station along the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), including the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown.

KOP Rail Reduces Commute Times

KOP Rail will reduce travel time between Center City and KOP from 75 minutes to 45 minutes, significantly less than a typical trip on heavily congested I-76.

KOP Rail will run as frequently as every 10 minutes during peak times.

KOP Rail will have a 95 percent on-time performance average, bringing more frequent, reliable transportation to/from jobs.

KOP Rail Saves Money

KOP Rail will be an affordable way to commute.

KOP Rail can help households that eliminate a car can save up to $12,000 per year in car insurance, gas, maintenance, and parking.

KOP Rail can help commuters save up to $3,760 a year in fuel and parking expenses.

KOP Rail Addresses Mobility Needs of Seniors, People with Disabilities, & Millennials

KOP Rail will be fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

KOP Rail will allow people to work in King of Prussia without owning a car, or to live in King of Prussia in a single-car household.

KOP Rail will be a convenient experience for passengers using wheelchairs or walkers, pushing strollers, pulling luggage, walking their bikes, or who have difficulty climbing stairs.

KOP Rail will make KOP Rail-accessible jobs attractive to millennials and young professionals who want to drive less and seek high-frequency transportation.

KOP Rail Connects to Educational and Internship Opportunities

KOP Rail will allow students to easily access colleges and universities along the Norristown High Speedline as well as in University City and Center City.

KOP Rail will allow students to easily access internships without a car.

KOP Rail Public Transit Helps Improve Quality of Life

Public transit users get more than three-times the amount of physical activity per day than those who don’t, just from walking to and from their transit stops and their final destination.

Public transit is less than a tenth the per-mile traffic casualty (injury or death) rate as automobile travel.