Friday, August 31, 2012

Update SEPTA Info for This Weekend

from the inbox:

 SEPTA is reminding those attending this weekend’s Made In America concert about extra service that will be available on subways, trolleys and shuttle buses from remote parking.

The best resources for travel to-and-from the concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are SEPTA’s subways – the Broad Street Line and the Market-Frankford Line. These lines are easily accessible for riders throughout the region, with stops located just a short walking distance from the concert site. SEPTA will be providing music fans with extra trips on both of these lines, as well as on some connecting transit services, including the Norristown High Speed Line and City Trolley routes.

There will also be bus service from a remote parking site, and a number of bus detours will be in effect due to road closures on and around the Parkway.

For ease and convenience of travel, concert-goers who may normally use Regional Rail are urged to take advantage of these extra transit services. Regional Rail trains will run on regular weekend schedules, with most lines operating hourly. By comparison, subway trains will run every five minutes with the additional trips this weekend. Also, due to the large number of people who will be leaving the concert at the 11 p.m. finish both nights, late-night Regional Rail trains could quickly reach capacity – meaning SEPTA may not be able to accommodate Regional Rail riders who stay until the end of the shows.

Subway & Trolley Service
 Broad Street Line & Market-Frankford Line: Trains will run every five minutes before, during and after performances.

 Trolleys: Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will run every five-to-10 minutes.

 Norristown High Speed Line: Service will run every 20 minutes during peak travel times, including after the shows.

 SEPTA will add token sales at the following subway and trolley stations: Fern Rock, Race-Vine, Spring Garden, City Hall, 15th Street, 46th Street, 19th Street and 22nd Street.

Remote Parking Shuttle Bus Service: SEPTA will operate shuttle bus service between the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, located at 5201 Parkside Avenue, and the concert site.
 From the Mann, shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes from noon until 5 p.m., and then every 60 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

 At the conclusion of the shows, shuttles will depart from Kelly Drive at 25th Street for the return trip to the remote parking site at the Mann. Concert-goers using the remote parking site need to board the shuttles by 11:45 p.m.

 Regular SEPTA fares apply for all trips on the Made In America shuttle buses. SEPTA will be selling two-packs of tokens, which cost $3.10, at the Mann. Regular one-way cash fare is $2. One-Day Convenience Passes, which offers eight trips in one day on any bus, trolley and subway at $7, will also be available for purchase.

Bus Detours
 Due to road closures, Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be re-routed around the Parkway. Detour updates will be available through the System Status feature on SEPTA’s Website at

Other Labor Day Weekend Events
 There will be extra service on the Broad Street Line for Bruce Springsteen concerts at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3. On Friday, Aug. 31, additional trips will run on the Broad Street Line for the 7 p.m. Villanova-Temple game at Lincoln Financial field, and there will be extra service on the Market-Frankford Line for the Penn’s Landing concert and fireworks celebration.

 SEPTA has a special section online with details about travel all major Labor Day Weekend events at

Customer Service Extended Hours & Additional Sales Locations
 SEPTA Customer Service Call Center hours will be extended from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Representatives can be reached by calling (215) 580-7800.

 The 30th Street Station Customer Service Office will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, including schedules, fares and trip-planning tools, visit

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