SEPTA: Use Subway, El for "Made in America"

By SEPTA
|  Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012  |  Updated 6:08 PM EDT
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SEPTA will bolster a number of services over Labor Day Weekend for the Made In America concert, which will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The best resources for Made In America travel are SEPTA’s subway/subway-elevated routes, 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 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.

For ease and convenience of travel, concert-goers who may normally use Regional Rail are urged to take advantage of this extra transit service. Regional Rail trains will operate on regular weekend schedules, with hourly service on most lines.

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 are expected to quickly reach capacity – meaning SEPTA may not be able to accommodate Regional Rail riders who stay until the end of the shows.

By comparison, service on the Broad Street Line and the Market-Frankford Line will run every five minutes before, during and after the performances. Trips will operate with similar frequency on City Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36, all of which provide travel to-and-from Center City.

Trains on the Norristown High Speed Line will run every 20 minutes during peak travel times, including after the shows. The Norristown High Speed Line connects with the Market-Frankford Line at 69th Street Transportation Center, providing quick and convenient travel between Center City and the suburbs.

In addition to extra transit service, SEPTA is making a number of other event-travel preparations.
Remote Parking Bus Service SEPTA will provide bus service to-and-from remote event parking at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Regular SEPTA fares will apply for these trips. Further details on the hours of operation for this bus service will be available closer to the event.

Bus Detours Due to road closures, Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be re-routed around the Parkway throughout the Made In America event. Full details on these and other possible detours will be available through the System Status feature on SEPTA’s Website.

Service for Other Major Upcoming Events SEPTA will add trips on the Broad Street Line for Bruce Springsteen concerts on Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3. Trips will run every 10 minutes during the hour leading up to the shows, which are both scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, Aug. 31, SEPTA will deploy extra trains on the Market-Frankford Line for the Sheila E concert and fireworks at Penn’s Landing, and trips will be added to the Broad Street Line for the 7 p.m. Temple-Villanova football game at Lincoln Financial Field.

SEPTA will also be ready for Eagles fans heading to the Linc on Thursday, Aug. 30 for the final preseason game against the Jets. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., and SEPTA will run Sports Express trips on the Broad Street Line every 10 minutes starting shortly after 5 p.m.

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

Customer Service Extended Hours SEPTA is extending Customer Service hours to accommodate riders travelling during this event-filled holiday weekend. Representatives will be available by phone at (215) 580-7800 from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. The 30th Street Station Customer Service Office will also be open from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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