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Celebrating the Fourth in the “Cradle of Liberty?” Declare your independence from traffic by taking SEPTA to and from the festivities.
SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines will offer adjusted or added service immediately following the Welcome America concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on July 4th. From 11:30 p.m.-12:35 a.m., 15 trains will depart Suburban Station. For example, train #472 will depart Suburban Station for Warminster at 11:35 p.m.; train #8234 will leave Suburban to travel to Norristown at 11:48 p.m. and train #575 will head to Malvern from Suburban at 12:15 a.m. For Delaware passengers, train # 232 will leave Wilmington at 9:36 p.m. for Philadelphia and serve Wilmington and Claymont. Outbound trains #231 and #1239 on the Wilmington/Newark Line will make stops in Claymont and Wilmington. With the exception of the post-fireworks Regional Rail trains, all SEPTA service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on July 4th.
SEPTA is also adding service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines for the fireworks and concert at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, July 2nd, and for the July 4th event on the Parkway. There will also be bus detours and service adjustments to accommodate holiday-related festivities – from the July 4th Parkway celebration to various block parties and other community events – throughout the weekend.
SEPTA has launched a special section on its Website with full holiday weekend travel schedules and information, www.septa.org/events/holiday.html.
Visitors spending the entire holiday in Philadelphia can enjoy freedom from additional fares by purchasing SEPTA’s individual or family Independence Passes. Customers can repeatedly get on and off SEPTA’s trains, buses and trolleys all day for one price. Passes, which can be purchased at SEPTA sales locations and on Regional Rail trains, are $11 (individual) and $28 (family). For complete details, visit www.septa.org/fares/pass/independence.html.