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Villanova Men's Basketball Championship Parade

UPDATE: Service Following the Villanova Parade

The celebration for the Villanova Wildcats is expected to end at 3 p.m., coinciding with the start of rush hour and making the evening commute extremely crowded with extended wait times. SEPTA thanks customers for their patience. Parade-goers not needing to return home immediately following the festivities are encouraged to enjoy Center City's dining establishments before heading home.

Norristown High Speed Line: SEPTA has added extra capacity to the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) and encourages customers heading to the Villanova campus area to use take the Market-Frankford Line to 69th Street Transportation Center, then transfer to the NHSL. The NHSL has stops at Radnor, Villanova and Stadium Stations. SEPTA employee ambassadors in red shirts will be available to direct travelers to the NHSL.

Paoli/Thorndale and Manayunk/Norristown Line passengers at Suburban Station will be queued on the concourse level, not the platform, on Friday evening. SEPTA personnel will be on hand to direct customers to the platforms when trains arrive.

Parade routing continues to impact SEPTA service through Center City. Bus Routes 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62, 124 and 125 will be detoured around City Hall and Dilworth Park until 6 p.m. Complete detour information is posted on System Status.

For complete service updates and detours, as well as schedules, station maps and fare information, visit www.septa.org, call 215-580-7800, or follow SEPTA on Twitter at @SEPTA and @SEPTA_Social.

Friday, April 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia region will commemorate the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions Villanova University with a Center City parade Friday, April 8 beginning at 20th and Market Sts. and ending at Dilworth Park (1 South 15th St., Philadelphia, PA).

Several SEPTA Bus Routes will be placed on a temporary detour and SEPTA will provide extra capacity on the Norristown High Speed Line and the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines for fans traveling to Center City for the parade.

TIP: SEPTA expects a regular morning commute on Friday, however; the evening commute, especially on the Paoli/Thorndale Line and NHSL, could be extremely heavy as the parade will end just prior to the start of the evening rush hour.


Customers should refer to the information below for specific service information. Please check this page regularly for updates.

SEPTA System Map

Customers can visit the System Map or use Google Transit to find the best route to the parade. Click on the station on the System Map for hours of operation, ticket office hours, and parking information.

Clickable line maps for SEPTA trains, trolleys, and the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines are listed below.

Bus Service

The following SEPTA Bus Routes will be placed on a temporary detour Friday, April 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m. Customers should click on the route links for specific detour information. Specific routing information will be added prior to the start of the parade.

Bus Route Detours (Market St. between 20th and 15th Sts. and JFK Blvd. between Broad & 17th Sts.): 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62, 124/125

TIP: Bus detour information and updates or changes to service will be published on the System Status page. Detour times are subject to change. Customers should check System Status regularly.


Market Frankford & Broad Street Line Service

MAP: Broad Street Line

MAP: Market Frankford Line

Extra capacity will be added to the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines. In Center City, 15th St. Station (MFL) and City Hall Station (BSL) are scheduled to remain open during the parade, however; if conditions become overcrowded, those stations will be bypassed. Customers should use 13th St. Station (MFL) and Walnut-Locust Station (BSL) as an alternate. Announcements will be made with updates to service.

Norristown High Speed Line

MAP: Norristown High Speed Line Map

The Norristown High Speed Line provides service from the Villanova University area with stops at Radnor, Villanova, and Stadium stations. NHSL customers should transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 69th St. Transportation Center for service to Center City.

Travel on the Norristown High Speed Line could be extremely heavy at the end of the parade.

SERVICE ADVISORY: The temporary opposite side boarding scheduled for Friday, April 8 has been canceled. ALL trains will board from the regularly scheduled boarding locations.

Regional Rail Service

The Paoli/Thorndale Line, operating every 30 minutes, offers service from Radnor, Villanova, and Rosemont stations. Customers should refer to the Paoli/Thorndale Line schedule for complete service information.

Suburban Station Advisory: Paoli/Thorndale Line customers will be queued on the Concourse level, not the platform, Friday evening.

Trolleys: Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 and 101 & 102

MAP: Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36

MAP: Routes 101 & 102

Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 customers should regularly check System Status for possible station closures during the parade.

Fare Information

SEPTA urges customers traveling on trains, buses, and trolleys for the parade to purchase their tickets, passes, and tokens in advance.

SEPTA personnel will be selling $8 Convenience Passes at the following NHSL Stations from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday: Norristown Transportation Center, Gulph Mills, Radnor, Villanova, Stadium, and Bryn Mawr.

On Regional Rail, tickets offices at Radnor, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, and Overbrook will be open until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, to sell $12 Individual and $29 Family Independence Passes.

Independence Passes will also be sold on the platforms at Radnor, Villanova, and Overbrook Stations beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. Independence Passes will be valid all day on Friday, instead of the usual 9:30 a.m. start time.

Additional fare information is available in the Fares section.

Tips & Additional Information

Customer Service: Visit the Customer Service section for contact information or follow @SEPTA_SOCIAL.

On Your Mobile Device: Download the official SEPTA app for iPhone or Android for real-time service information, schedules, and service options.

Customer Safety: See something, Say Something. Learn about the many ways to ride safely on the System Safety section of our website.