Major Service Adjustments in Center City on Sunday Due to Helicopter Lift of Heavy Equipment

City Road Closures and Pedestrian Restrictions to Impact All SEPTA Modes of Travel

SEPTA would like to alert customers to major service adjustments in Center City on Sunday, Feb. 17, due to city road closures and restrictions on pedestrian movements during a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation. These temporary changes will begin at 4 a.m. Sunday and will remain in effect until up to 3 p.m.

The affected area is bordered at the north by Arch Street, south to Chestnut Street, west to 21st Street and east to Broad Street. This will result in limited access to street-level entrances and exits for SEPTA’s Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines, City Trolley Routes, and Regional Rail at Suburban Station. In addition, 13 bus routes will operate with detours.

Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines

Regularly scheduled service will operate on both lines; however, the restrictions will force the closure of most street-level entrances and exits for City Hall and 15th Street Stations. Customers will be able to access both lines from the City Hall Courtyard head houses. The Center City Concourse will remain open, and customers will be able to utilize the free interchange between these lines and City Trolley Routes.


City Trolley Routes 10, 11, 12, 34 and 36 will bypass 19th Street in both directions, and most street level entrances and exits for 15th Street will be closed. Customers can access the Center City Concourse at 13th and Market Streets, or by using the City Hall Courtyard head houses.

Regional Rail – Suburban Station

Street-level access to Suburban Station will be available only on JFK Boulevard at 16th, 17th and 18th Streets. Elevator access will be available at the entrance at 16th and JFK. There will be no impact to Jefferson Station entrances and exits, and Regional Rail service will follow normal schedules.


Customers who use SEPTA bus routes in Center City should expect detours and delays. Detours are planned on Routes 2, 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 and 125. SEPTA has route-specific details for detours and other information related to the service adjustments for Sunday on its website at

Customers traveling in Center City on Sunday are urged to plan ahead. SEPTA will provide real-time service updates on Sunday on its website at and on Twitter at @SEPTA.

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