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Rails to Trails

The project involves the construction of a shared-use path, approximately 2.5 miles long, along the former SEPTA Fox Chase-Newtown Railroad between County Line Road and Bristol Road in Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County as part of a county-wide Rails to Trails project.  Bucks County has acquired a long-term lease with SEPTA for use of this right of way for the shared use path.  The shared-use path will be 10-12' wide and located on the former railroad bed.  Most of the shared-use path treadway will be a soft surface material (i.e., granular).  Only the approaches to roadway crossings will be paved with an impervious material such as bituminous or concrete paving.  

  • 12 ft wide crushed stone multi-use path
  • 2 1/2 miles in length from County Line Road to Bristol Road
  • Parking improvements at Southampton Train Station
  • New traffic signal at County Line Road and New Road to allow safe trail crossings
  • Improved crosswalk at Second Street Pike and Knowles Avenue
  • Future connection to Pennypack Trail (by Montgomery County)
  • Parking and access to trails within Tamanend Park

The Project Portal can be found here. 

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