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SEPTA Overnight Service Extended Until Fall



    SEPTA Overnight Service Extended Until Fall
    A Broad Street Subway train arrives at the City Hall Station in Center City Philadelphia.

    SEPTA announced that it is extending its 24-hour weekend subway pilot program through November 2 so the authority may evaluate if it's working. 

    SEPTA's overnight service officially began on June 15. The pilot program offers 24-hour subway service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines. Subway trains replaced Nite Owl buses on weekends and holidays.

    Trains run every 20 minutes between midnight and 5 a.m. through the weekend. Cashiers are stationed at the busiest stations overnight but are not at all stops.

    To collect fares at unstaffed stops, the train operators are accepting exact cash fares, tokens, passes and give out transfers. They will not, however, give out change.

    "...With all of the restaurants, increased late-night activity and people moving back into the city, we're excited to be able to provide this service that city, business leaders and customers have been asking for," said General Manager Joseph M. Casey.

    SEPTA also increased security overnight for the safety of passengers

    Information on the pilot program is available here.