SEPTA is alerting customers to a number of bus detours that will be in place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. SEPTA will also run extra service on the Broad Street Line subway to accommodate the event.
Dozens of bus routes operating on, across and around Broad Street in parts of North Philadelphia, Center City and South Philadelphia will be altered due to road closures that will be in place for the race. Detours are expected to start at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday. SEPTA will resume regular service as soon as possible after the race. The Route 16 will be on a temporary detour from 4-7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Detours are currently scheduled on the following bus routes: 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 64, 68, 75, 79, 124, 125, G, J, H, XH and R. Buses will also replace trolleys along the Route 15. For details on detours for specific routes, customers can visit the System Status section of www.septa.org. System Status will also have up-to-the-minute updates on detours before, during and after the race.
SEPTA customers using buses that operate on or near the race course are urged to plan ahead for these service adjustments by checking detour information online. Riders should also allow for extra time to complete their trips.
SEPTA will run extra subway service on the Broad Street Line before the race. Special northbound trips will run every 10 minutes from AT&T Station, which is located near the finish line, from 4;45-8:30 a.m. These trains will stop only at Walnut/Locust and City Hall stations en route to Olney Transportation Center, which is a short walk from the starting point of the race. SEPTA is offering FREE Broad Street Line rides before and after the race to registered runners. Participants must display their official race bib with their competitor number to ride for free.
SEPTA will also run extra Broad Street Line service for Sunday’s Phillies-Indians game at Citizens Bank Park. Two Sports Express trips will leave Fern Rock Transportation Center at 1:28 p.m. and 1:38 p.m. First pitch is 2:35 p.m.
For more information, including fares and schedules, click here, call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 or follow the @SEPTA Twitter feed.