It you’re hoping to join the masses in celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles and their historic Super Bowl victory, SEPTA has made doing so just a bit easier, and cheaper for some.
SEPTA announced rides on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines will be free all day, thanks to Independence Blue Cross. Trains will be running every 5-7 minutes along the route. The parade, which is expected to draw more than 3 million people to Broad Street, starts at 11 a.m., according to a report on www.timesherald.com.
SEPTA is also going to add more trains along the Regional Rail Lines, but will only stop at selected stations. The parade will begin at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, continue north on Broad Street to City Hall, and then onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To better control crowds with available personnel, and to allow for more efficient service, SEPTA will consolidate stops on rail lines. Regional Rail will operate inbound-only in the morning and out bound only after the parade.
A number of bus routes that operate on and around the parade route in South Philadelphia and Center
City will be detoured. City Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not stop at 15th Street, and additional
adjustments are possible. Please visit the System Status section of SEPTA’s website for route-specific
details: http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml. The Routes 101 and 102 Trolleys
and the Norristown High Speed Line will stop at all stations, with service every 15 minutes.
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