Dear SEPTA Users, The NFL Draft Is Adjusting Your Commute

From April 27 to 29, the NFL 2017 Draft will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and construction is already underway. As the NFL is putting together their game plan, SEPTA has put together theirs as well.

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Due to road closures in effect along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SEPTA is adjusting bus routes and promoting subway, trolley and train service.
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Due to road closures in effect along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SEPTA is adjusting bus routes and promoting subway, trolley and train service.
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SEPTA will be adjusting bus routes, Broad Street and Market-Frankfort lines, Regional Rail, trolley routes and the Norristown High Speed Line in response to the NFL Draft. Parking will also be impacted in the area of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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“We are urging those using SEPTA’s trains, subways, buses and trolleys to purchase their tickets and passes in advance and to review their travel and parking options prior to the events. Remember, with regular weekday commutes on Thursday and Friday, many SEPTA parking lots will be full by early morning,” SEPTA General Manager Jeffery Knueppel said.
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Road closures have already impacted SEPTA bus routes 27, 38 and 43. On April 24 routes 32, 38, 43 and 48 will also be impacted.
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Extra Broad Street and Market-Frankfort subway trains will be running to accommodate the influx of riders. Some Regional Rail trains will have extra cars. There will be extra SEPTA trolleys on routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 on April 27 and 28 for fans wanting to get to the NFL Draft Experience.
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Not only does the road closing impact routes, lines and rails, but because using SEPTA will become that much more convenient, it also will likely impact the amount of SEPTA riders during the NFL Draft. SEPTA General Manager Knueppel also said, “With so many fans heading to Philadelphia for these exciting events, we are anticipating heavy ridership on all of our modes on April 27-29.”
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SEPTA says there will be FREE parking at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park lots beginning at 3 p.m. on April 27. There are some more free parking locations as well.
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Check out SEPTA's website for any service changes and updates.
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