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Villanova Men's Basketball Championship Parade

Villanova Victory Parade

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

The Philadelphia region will celebrate the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions Villanova University with a Center City parade Thursday, April 5 beginning at 20th and Market Sts. and ending at Dilworth Park (1 South 15th St., Philadelphia, PA).

SEPTA reminds all regular customers, especially those who ride on the Paoli/Thorndale Line and Norristown High Speed Line, to expect crowding during the AM travel period towards Center City.

An anticipation of large crowds returning to Suburban and Jefferson Stations at the break of the parade, PM Center City Fare Collection will begin at 12 Noon (through 7:00 p.m.) for ALL Regional Rail Lines. Customers must have a pre-paid fare (ticket or pass) before going to the train platform.

In addition, queue lines will be established in the B sections of Suburban and Jefferson Stations for the Paoli/Thorndale Line. Customers traveling on this line will be directed down to the platform by SEPTA personnel.

Fares can be purchased at the Station Ticket Office or in advance. Please visit the Fares section for additional information.


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 Thursday, April 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 3:00 p.m.:

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, 9, 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 System Status and TransitView. Detour times are subject to change. Customers should check System Status and TransitView regularly.


Market Frankford & Broad Street Line Service


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


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.

Opposite side boarding between Township Line Rd. and Wynnewood Rd. Stations has been cancelled. All trains will board from the normal boarding locations Thursday, April 5, 2018. Please note, Stadium Station is currently closed due to a station reconstruction project.

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.

ADDITIONAL AM SERVICE: Extra trains traveling to Center City will depart Villanova Station at 9:10 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:00 a.m.

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


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

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.

Bus Detour Information

Route 2
Northbound Via 16th Street: Right/Pine St., Left/11th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16TH ST., regular route.

Southbound Via 17th Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/12th St., Right/Spruce St., Left/Broad St., Right/Washington Ave., Left/17th St., REGULAR ROUTE.

Route 4
Southbound Via Broad Street: Left/Race St., Right/12th St., Right/Walnut St., Left/Broad St., regular route.
Northbound via Broad Street: Right/Locust St., Left/13th St., Left/Arch St., Right/Broad St., regular route.

Route 7
Southbound Via 21st Street: Right/Arch St., Left/23rd St., regular route.

Route 9
Eastbound via 30th Street: Left/Chestnut St., regular route.

Route 16
Southbound Via Broad Street: Left/Race St., Right/12th St., RIGHT/Arch ST., RIGHT/Broad ST., TAKE RECOVERY ON Broad Street between Race and ARCH ST(S).

Northbound VIA Broad Street: regular route.

Route 17
Northbound Via 20th Street: Right/Pine St., Left/11th St., Right/Market St., regular route.

Southbound Via Market Street: Left/6th St., Right/Walnut St., Left/19th street, regular route.

Route 27
Southbound ViaVine Street: Right/10th St., Right/Spruce St., Left/Broad St., regular route.

Northbound Via Broad Street: Right/Pine St., Left/11th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16th St., regular route.

Route 31
Will cut back at 30th and Market Street
Eastbound via Market Street: Left/32nd St., Right/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., layover on J.F.K. Blvd. before 30th Street.
Westbound via J.F. Kennedy Blvd.: Right/30th St., Right/Market St., regular route.

Route 32
Southbound Via 21st Street: Right/Arch St., Left/23rd St., Left/Pine St., Right/Broad St., regular route.

Northbound Via Broad Street: Right/Locust St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., regular route.

Route 33
Southbound Via 19th Street: Left/Spring Garden St. Right/12th ST., Left/Market St., regular route.

Northbound Via Market Street: Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/20th St., regular route.

Route 38
Eastbound Via 25th Street: Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/12th St.; Left/Market St., Left/5th St., REGULAR ROUTE.

Westbound Via Market Street: Right/11th St., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Pennsylvania Ave., Left/25th St., regular route.

Route 44
Eastbound Via 30th Street: . Left/Chestnut St., Left/13th St., Right/Market St., regular route.

Westbound Via Market Street: Right/13th St., Left/Arch St., Left/20th St., Right/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., Right/Schuylkill Ave., regular route.

Route 48
Southbound Via 23rd Street: left/Spring Garden St., right/12th ST.., left/Market St., regular route..

Route 62
Northbound Via Market Street: Right/13th St., Left/Arch St., Left/20th St., Right/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., Right/20th St., Left/Arch St., Left/23rd St., Right/Market St., regular route.

Route 124/125
Southbound Via 30th Street: Left/Chestnut St., regular route.

Northbound Via Arch Street: Left/20th St., Right/J.F. Kennedy Blvd., Schuylkill Ave., regular route.