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SEPTA will run extra service on July 4th to get people to-and-from the Wawa Welcome America celebration.
The annual event includes an afternoon festival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and ends with the night-time fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To accommodate holiday revelers, SEPTA will run extra service on the Broad Street Line, the Market-Frankford Line, City Trolley Routes and Regional Rail.
Market-Frankford Line: A total of 10 extra trains will be deployed to provide service every five-to-seven minutes starting at 4:25 p.m. These extra trips will run through the night to help customers get home after the event. The 15th Street Station provides riders access to the festival site on the Parkway.
Broad Street Line: Eight extra trains will be dispatched to provide service every five-to-seven minutes starting at 4:28 p.m. These service levels will remain in effect throughout the night. Several Broad Street Line stations are within walking distance of the event, including Spring Garden, Race-Vine and City Hall.
Regional Rail: SEPTA will extend its Regional Rail service for customers leaving Center City after the fireworks. A total of fifteen trains will depart from Suburban Station between 11:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. Trains will make all local stops. An Independence Day Late Night Service Schedule is available at http://www.septa.org/events/holiday.html.
Trolleys: Additional trips will be added on Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 after the fireworks as needed.
SEPTA would also like to alert bus riders to detours that will be in place for road closures related to the July 4th festivities on the Parkway and other events. Details about bus detours are posted on the System Status section of SEPTA’s Website at http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml. System Status lists information for all scheduled bus detours, and will also include updates on any unexpected service adjustments.