SEPTA announces service changes & free subway, MFL rides for Thursday Super Bowl parade - Philad
Editor's note: Story has been updated to include information on PATCO service changes.
The Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines will be free Thursday, one of several changes SEPTA said would happen to its services Thursday to accommodate the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory parade through the city. PATCO also announced its own service changes following SEPTA's update.
MFL & BROAD STREET LINES
In a Tuesday announcement, SEPTA encouraged Eagles fans heading to the parade, set to kick off at 11 a.m. at Pattison Avenue and South Broad Street, to take the MFL and Broad Street Line.
Both lines, free Thursday thanks to Independence Blue Cross, will run every 5 to 7 minutes beginning at 5 a.m.
Additional rail cars will be tacked on, though not all train stations will be open.
Along the MFL, passengers can board at Frankford Transportation Center, Arrott Transportation Center, Erie-Torresdale, Allegheny, Huntingdon, Girard, 2nd Street, 8th Street, 13th Street, 30th Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 60th Street and the 69th Street Transportation Center.
On the Broad Street Line, these stations will be open: Fern Rock Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center, Wyoming, Erie, North Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore, Girard, Race-Vine, Walnut-Locust, Ellsworth-Federal, Snyder and AT&T.
Note that additional station closures may occur depending on crowd sizes.
BUS & TROLLEY ROUTES
For those taking SEPTA buses on Thursday, several routes will be detoured around the parade route. The transit agency said Tuesday Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34,and 36 would not stop at 15th Street, and other adjustments may occur. The 101 and 102 Trolleys, as well as the Norristown High Speed Line will stop at all stations and run every 15 minutes, SEPTA said. For bus routes, check SEPTA's website for the most up to date information on detours. Travelers can also get updates via Twitter by following @SEPTA_Social.
All Regional Rail passengers must board using a pass or ticket on Thursday. Accepted forms of payment include pre-purchased tickets, the weekly or monthly TrailPass, or the Independence Pass, of which SEPTA is selling a $10 discounted version starting Tuesday.
Trains will run on a special schedule that day. Go to SEPTA's special Eagles parade site to find specifics for each route.
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