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SEPTA is ready for the Fourth of July, with extra service scheduled on select rail and bus routes to get people to-and-from holiday festivities.
The biggest party will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which will host the Welcome America concert and fireworks.
To accommodate those heading to the event, SEPTA will add trips on the Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line. SEPTA will also bolster service on some bus and trolley routes in Center City.
In addition, SEPTA will add and adjust trips on Regional Rail after the event, with a total of 15 trains departing Suburban Station between 11:30 p.m. and 12:35 a.m.
SEPTA bus riders should also expect detours due to road closures for holiday-related festivities – from the Parkway celebration to block parties and other community events.
SEPTA has launched a special section on its Website with full holiday travel schedules and information, www.septa.org/events/holiday.html. SEPTA will also post real-time travel updates online.
Whether visiting a single day or the entire holiday in Philadelphia, visitors 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.
For more information, customers can visit www.septa.org.