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2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade & Holiday Service

Due to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the SEPTA Bus Routes listed below will operate on temporary detours. Please note, some detours will begin the day before Thanksgiving to accommodate parade set-up. Click on the detour links below for specific route information.

Detour times and service information are subject to change. Please check System Status for real-time updates and service information across the SEPTA system. System Status is also available on your mobile device by downloading the official SEPTA App for iPhone and Android.

Parade Set Up:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Detours begin Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 6:00 p.m. and continue through 3:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28 for the following routes:

ROUTES 31, 33, 38, 44, 49, 124, 125, MFO

Thanksgiving Day Parade:
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Detours begin Thursday, November 28 at 3:00 a.m. and are scheduled to continue through 2:00 p.m. Detour times and routing are subject to change. Customers should check System Status for updates or changes to service information.

ROUTES 2, 7, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 43, 44, 48, 49, 124, 125, MFO

Event Information

The parade begins at 20th & Market Sts. and continues along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and then through Logan Square, Center City West, and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods.

Holiday Service Information

  • Buses, trains, and trolleys will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day

  • Broad Street and Market Frankford Line trains will operate with all night service beginning Thursday, November 28 at 12:01 a.m. Regular Owl Bus service will resume Friday, November 29 at 12:01 a.m.

  • Additional Holiday Transit service will be available on Bus Routes 94, 96, 98, 99, and 123 starting Friday, November 29, 2019

  • On Friday, November 29, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, and 36 and several bus routes will operate on a Modified Weekday schedule

Detours

Parade Set Up (Wednesday, November 27):

Route 31
Westbound via JFK Blvd.: Left/17th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd /MARKET ST., THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Route 33
Northbound via J.F.K. BLVD.: right/16th St., left/Arch ST., right/20th St. Regular route

Route 38
Eastbound VIA Ben Franklin PARKWAY: right/17th St., left/MARKET ST., THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Westbound via J.F.K. BLVD.: right/16th St., left/Arch St., right/20th St. Regular route

Route 44
Westbound via JFK Blvd.: Left/17th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd /MARKET ST., THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Route 49
Left/18th St., Left/Ben Franklin Pkwy., Right/20th St., regular route.

Route 124
Westbound via JFK Blvd.: Left/17th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd /MARKET ST., THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Route 125
Westbound via JFK Blvd.: Left/17th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd /MARKET ST., THEN REGULAR ROUTE

MFO
Westbound Via 15th Street: Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd Street, Left/Market Street, Regular route

Parade (Thursday, November 28)

Route 2
Northbound via 16th Street: Right/Market St., Right/15TH ST., Left/Penn Sq., Left/Juniper St., Left/J.F.K. BLVD., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16th St., regular route

Southbound via 17TH Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Right/Walnut St., Left/17th St., regular route

Route 7
Northbound via 22nd Street: Left/Market St., Right/Schyulkill Ave., ON TO I-76 WEST EXIT AT Girard Ave., Right/Girard Ave., Left/29TH ST., regular route

Southbound via 23rd Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/15TH ST., Right/Walnut St., Left/23rd ST., AND THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Route 17
Southbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: left/15TH St., right/Broad St., right/WALNUT ST., regular route

Route 27
Northbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16th St., ON TO RAMP OF I-676, regular route

Route 31
Westbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: Left/15TH ST., Right/Walnut St., Right/22ND ST., Left/Market St., regular route

Route 32
Northbound John F. Kennedy Boulevard: right/BROAD St., right/VINE ST., left/13TH ST., left/VINE ST., right/16th ST., left/SPRING GARDEN ST., right/PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,REGULAR ROUTE

Southbound via Pennsylvania Avenue: left/SPRING GARDEN ST., right/Broad St., right/Vine St., left/15TH ST., REGULAR ROUTE

Route 33
Northbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: right/BROAD ST., right/VINE ST., left/13TH ST., left/VINE ST.,right/16TH ST., left/FAIRMOUNT AVE., right/CORINTHIAN, right/SOUTH COLLEGE WALL, REGULAR ROUTE

Southbound via 19th Street: left/SPRING GARDEN ST.,right/Broad St, right/Vine St., left/15TH ST., TO MARKET ST., REGULAR ROUTE

Route 38
Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: right/34TH ST.,left/MARKET ST., REGULAR ROUTE

Westbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: Left/15th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd St., Left/Market St., Right.33rd St., Left/MANTUA AVE., REGULAR ROUTE

Route 43
Eastbound via Spring Garden Street: left/31st St., left/MANTUA ST., right/34th ST., right/GIRARD AVE., right/POPLAR DR., left/POPLAR ST., right/29th ST., left/PENNSYLVIANIA AVE., left/SPRING GARDEN St., REGULAR ROUTE

Westbound via Spring Garden Street: right/PENNSYLVANIA AVE., right/29TH ST., left/GIRARD AVE., left/34TH ST., right/HAVERFORD AVE., REGULAR ROUTE

Route 44
Westbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: left/15TH ST., right/WALNUT ST., right/22ND ST., left/MARKET ST., REGULAR ROUTE

Route 48
Northbound via Arch Street: right/BROAD ST., right/VINE ST., left/13TH ST., left/VINE ST.,right/16th left/SPRING GARDEN ST., right/22ND ST., REGULAR ROUTE

Southbound via 23rd Street: left/SPRING GARDEN ST., right/Broad St., right/Vine St., left/15TH ST., regular route

Route 49
Northbound via Market Street: Right/15TH ST., Left/Penn Sq., Left/Juniper St., Left/J.F.K. BLVD., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/13th St., Left/Vine St., Right/16th St., Left/Spring Garden St., Right/22nd St., Left/Fairmont Ave., regular route.

Southbound via 21st Street: Left/Spring Garden St., Right/Broad St., Right/Vine St., Left/15th St., Right/Walnut St., Right/22nd St., Left/Market St., regular route.

Route 124
Westbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: left/15TH ST., right/WALNUT ST., right/22ND ST., left/MARKET ST., AND THEN REGULAR ROUTE

Route 125
Westbound via John F. Kennedy Boulevard: left/15TH ST., right/WALNUT ST., right/22ND ST., left/MARKET ST., AND THEN REGULAR ROUTE

MFO
Westbound Via 15TH Street: Right/Walnut St., Right/22ND ST., Left/Market St., regular route