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New Route 49 Service Begins February 24, 2019

New Route 49 Service

Connecting University City, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Grays Ferry, and Strawberry Mansion

New Route 49 begins operation on February 24, 2019. It is a part of SEPTA's continuing efforts to improve transit access to employment destinations. This new route connects University City to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Brewerytown, Fairmount, Grays Ferry and Strawberry Mansion. It also serves Amtrak 30th Street Station, and the Ben Franklin Parkway attractions.

The creation of Route 49 aims to address a north-south gap that exists in the current transit network. This new service will reduce travel times to University City, from nearby neighborhoods.

Key Destinations along Route 49 include:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

  • The University of Pennsylvania

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

  • Drexel University

  • Amtrak 30th Street Station, connecting to Amtrak and SEPTA Regional Rail

  • Ben Franklin Parkway Museums and Attractions

  • Eastern State Penitentiary

  • Grays Ferry Shopping Center

DOWNLOAD | Route 49 Schedule (PDF)