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Papal Visit Service | TRANSIT INFORMATION

PREPARATIONS & WEEKEND INFORMATION FOR THE PAPAL VISIT

Click on the links below to view service information for your City Transit mode of travel:

BUS

Preparations for the Papal Visit Parkway events will require the alteration of Bus Service as follows:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Some Bus Routes will be on detour in the vicinity of the Parkway - Check System Status on the SEPTA
website for complete details
Buses will operate on Weekday service with no school trippers

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Buses will operate on Weekday service with no school trippers
Regular Broad Street Owl and Market Frankford Owl Bus service will operate late night Thursday into
Friday
Select Bus Route detours will continue

Friday, September 25, 2015

Buses will operate on Weekday service with no school trippers
Select Bus Route detours will continue
Friday at 6:00 p.m., additional Bus detours and route alterations will begin as perimeters in Center City
are established for the Francis Festival Grounds
Friday at 10:00 p.m. Bus detours for routes operating in West Philadelphia between 29th and 38th
Streets go into effect
NO Market Frankford/Broad Street Line Owl Bus Service (Friday evening into Saturday)
between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
NO Trolley Owl Service (Friday evening into Saturday) between 3:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Suspended Routes:
Service on Bus Routes 12, 43, 44, 48, and 61 will be suspended beginning Friday at 10:00 p.m. Please reference the tables below for Routes that are suspended Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 and for Routes operating modified or regular service.

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2015

NO Market Frankford/Broad Street Line Owl Bus Service Saturday and Sunday Evenings
between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
NO Trolley Owl Service Saturday and Sunday Evenings between 3:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
See table below for specific route information

Monday, September 28, 2015

Regular service - some detours, especially in the vicinity of the Parkway may still be in place.
Please check System Status for up to the minute information

Papal Visit Weekend City and Suburban Routes

(Click on the links at the top of each table for service notes on active bus Routes)

Routes Suspended

City Transit

1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 17, 30, 35, 43, 44, 47M, 48, 57, 61, 62, 64, 65, 78, 80

Suburban Transit

106, 115, 118, 120, 126, 133, 204, 205, LUCY

Routes Operating Modified Weekday Schedules Routes Operating Regular Weekend Schedules
City Transit

3, *5, 6, 11, 13, 14, *15, 15B, *16, 20, *21, 22, *23, *27, *31, *33, 34, 36 *42, *47, 50, *52, 55, 58, 66, 70, R

City Transit

*2, *9, 18, 19, 24, *25, 26, 28, 29, *32, *37, *38, 39, *40, 46, 53, 54, 56, 59, 60, 67, 68, 73, 75, 77, 79, 84, 88, 89, *G, HXH, J, K, L

Suburban Transit

99, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 123, *124, *125, 201, 206

Suburban Transit

90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 105, 111, 117, 119, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 139, 150, 310

*Routes that will operate with detours and segmented or shortened service due to street closures

DOWNLOAD: SEPTA Papal Bus Service Notes for Active Bus Routes

BROAD STREET, MARKET FRANKFORD LINES, TROLLEYS

Preparations for the Papal Visit Parkway events will require the alteration of Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Trolley Line service and the early closure of select SEPTA Transit and Regional Rail Stations as follows:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Beginning at 10:00 p.m. the stations listed below will CLOSE

Line
Stations Closing
Alternate Stations
Regional Rail Suburban Jefferson or 30th Street
Market Frankford 15th St.
5th St.
13th St.
2nd St. or 8th St.
Broad Street City Hall Walnut-Locust
Trolley 15th (East and Westbound) 13th St.

Service will not be impacted but customers will not be able to board or exit from those stations
including the Transit Entrance at Dilworth Park
The Free interchange between the Broad Street and Market Frankford Line at City Hall/15th Street will be
CLOSED - use Walnut/Locust/13th Street
Regular Broad Street Owl and Market Frankford Owl Bus service will operate late night Thursday into
Friday

Friday, September 25, 2015

Suburban Station, 15th St & 5th St (MFL), City Hall (BSL), 15th St (Trolley) REMAIN CLOSED
Regular service will operate on the Broad Street, Market Frankford, & Trolley Lines
NO Late Night train service (Friday evening into Saturday)
NO Market Frankford/Broad Street Line Owl/Train Service (Friday evening into Saturday) between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
NO Trolley Owl Service (Friday evening into Saturday) between 3:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2015

Scroll down for additional weekend service information

Monday, September 28, 2015

Regular service - all stations open

Click the links for details on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Monday service alterations for Regional Rail, 101/102 Trolleys, and the Norristown High Speed Line

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2015

With the number of visitors expected to attend events during the Papal Visit and customers wishing to travel to work and other non-Francis Festival activities, SEPTA will offer revised service on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 as follows:

MAP: Please check the Papal Visit System Map to see Stations that will be open Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27


SEPTA will be expanding service on the Market Frankford Line and Broad Street Line during the Francis Festival and Papal Visit Weekend

Service will operate from 5:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Trolleys will not operate from 3:00 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.)
NO Market Frankford/Broad Street Line OWL Bus service Saturday and Sunday evenings
12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Customers may board/exit at ALL open stations*
Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines will operate Express and Local Service
Regular Fares will apply - pay each way
No Cash EXCEPT for Transfer purchase or Reduced Fare payment
NO free interchange between Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines 9.26/9.27
Bicycles NOT permitted on trains 9.26/9.27

MAP: Market Frankford Line

Express Service

Express from FTC to 2nd St, then stops at all open stations* to 69th St
Express from 69th St to 30th St, then stops at all open stations* to FTC

Local Service

Begins at Arrott TC, makes stops at all open stations* to 69th St
Begins at 60th St, then stops at all open stations* to FTC

Other Service Notes

Fare Validation for travel from 69th Street & FTC will take place before going through the fareline
8th Street Station will close at 7:00 p.m. 9.26/9.27
The Gallery will be closed on Friday, September 25 at 5 p.m. and will not reopen until
Monday, September 28 at 12 p.m. SEPTA customers can access Jefferson Station at 10th St., 11th St., or
12th St. entrances and via Filbert St.

MAP: Broad Street Line

Express Service

Express from Fern Rock to Spring Garden St, then stops at all open stations* to AT&T
Express from AT&T to Walnut/Locust, then stops at all open stations* to Fern Rock

Local Service

Begins at Olney TC, then stops at all open stations* to AT&T
Begins at Snyder Ave, then stops at all open stations* to Fern Rock

Other Service Notes

Fare Validation for travel from AT&T & Fern Rock will take place before going through the fareline
No Broad-Ridge Spur Service
Bicycles NOT permitted on trains 9.26/9.27

*Please check map to see Stations that will be open Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27

Trolleys

Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, & 36 will make all regular stops from the start of each line in
Philadelphia and Delaware Counties to the 40th Street Portal
Route 10 will be Suspended
NO Trolley OWL service Saturday and Sunday evenings, 3:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
Extra Trolleys will operate continuous service between the Portal and 30th St. 9.26/9.27
After 40th Street, the next and last stop will be 30th St.
Customers may transfer to the Market Frankford Line for continuing travel to Center City and 69th St.
Route 15 will operate with Bus service only
Regular Fares, including cash, will apply

TRANSIT FARE PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR MARKET FRANKFORD LINE, BROAD STREET LINE, BUS, AND CITY TROLLEYS

Tokens
1 Token per trip
Pay each way
Token & Transfer

Give Transfer to Operator or Fare Validator
Weekly/Monthly TransPass

Swipe at fareline or present to Fare Validator upon request
Weekly/Monthly TrailPass

Swipe at fareline or present to Fare Validator upon request
Individual & Family Independence Pass

Family Pass good for up to 5 people
One Day Convenience Pass

Good for 8 Rides on Transit
Senior Fare
Ages 65 and older
FREE
With Valid Photo ID
Reduced Fare
$1.00
$.50 Transfer
With Valid ID
3 Day Transit Pass

Swipe at fareline or present to Fare Validator upon request

PURCHASE YOUR FARE IN ADVANCE TO SPEED YOUR TRIP

3 Day Transit Pass Now Available at All Sales Locations

The Special 3 Day Transit Pass is now available at regular sales locations along the Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines, designated cashier's booths, and at Center City Regional Rail Stations.

Check the Sales Location page to find the ticket and sales locations near you.