The combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) was signed by SEPTA and the Federal Transit Administration on January 8, 2021. View the documents on the FEIS page.
Field investigations, including survey work, soil borings, geophysical testing, and infiltration testing to study subsurface conditions and inform the design of the proposed KOP Rail project are underway. This is a routine step in the design process and ensures that engineering work is based on accurate information.
SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Project (KOP Rail) will extend the existing Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) 4 miles into King of Prussia (KOP), providing a high-speed, “one-seat” ride from any station along the NHSL, including the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown.Why KOP Rail
Phase 1 (15% design) of KOP Rail’s preliminary engineering is complete, resulting in the release of the Refined Route. Phase 1 refined the rail alignment, station locations, and station design, as well as assessed potential property and environmental impacts. The combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision, which identifies opportunities to reduce or mitigate potential impacts, was signed by SEPTA and the Federal Transit Administration on January 8, 2021.Learn the Latest
KOP Rail will connect Center City, University City, and KOP—the area’s three largest employment centers. Five stations are proposed along the route: one station and park-and-ride at Henderson Road; two stations north of KOP Mall; and two stations along Moore Park KOP (including a park-and-ride at the terminal station).
The current phase is funded through a federal earmark. Partial funding is anticipated through the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program. A 20-year Financial Plan, currently in development, will consider a wide range of future funding options. This could include state, regional, or county funding, private investment and innovative finance options.What is New Starts?
SEPTA provides opportunities for the public to learn more about the KOP Rail Project and to give input to the project team. Several public meetings have occurred throughout the process to date.Get Involved