King of Prussia Rail is a proposed 5 mile extension of SEPTA’s existing Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) that, when complete, will provide passenger rail service to the largest commercial and employment center in the suburban Philadelphia region: King of Prussia.
Currently the existing NHSL stations are at King of Prussia’s edge, bypassing core amenities and employment hubs like the King of Prussia Mall (~7,500 employees), Valley Forge Casino Resort (~1,000 employees) and the King of Prussia business park (~20,000 employees).
There are 60,000 people working in King of Prussia and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) expects that number to grow to 64,000 jobs by 2035. Of those employees, 87% currently commute by car. Moreover, the landmarks of Valley Forge National Historical Park and the King of Prussia Mall attract over 2.6M and 20M visitors a year, respectively. With an average of over 130,000 people in the area every day, the need for an efficient transportation system that will ease some of the traffic and delays on area roadways is evident.
For communities southwest of the Schuylkill River, King of Prussia can act as an easy access point to SEPTA’s NHSL and the fantastic resources that would normally require sitting in traffic. This includes educational opportunities at the 10 universities and colleges located right along the Norristown High Speed Line. These institutions offer a wide range of academic, recreational, and career-training programs, along with job opportunities needed for teaching and staffing these campus communities. The proposed rail project will make it easier to get to school and access the talent pool needed for the growing business community in King of Prussia. Click here to view artistic renderings of the proposed extension.
Visit SEPTA’s project website for updates, frequently asked questions and more information.
The importance of transportation by rail cannot be overstated. Below is a listing of just some of the potential benefits of King of Prussia Rail. The rail project will:
We need your support today! King of Prussia Rail offers economic opportunities and an alternative transit solution for businesses, employees, visitors and residents alike! We have received tremendous support from the community so far. Help us maintain that momentum by letting us know below why you support KOP Rail!*
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