SEPTA Adds Service for July 4th Celebration on the Parkway

Extra Trips Before and After Event to Accommodate Holiday Revelers

All SEPTA Regional Rail, bus, trolley, Market Frankford, Broad Street and Norristown High Speed Lines will operate on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday July 4th, with additional late-night service to accommodate holiday revelers from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Market-Frankford Line

A total of ten extra trains will be dispatched starting at 4:30 p.m. to provide service every five minutes. These extra trips will run until 12:30 a.m. to help customers get home after the event. Market-Frankford Line Night Owl buses will replace trains at 12:30 a.m. SEPTA’s 15th Street Station provides riders access to and from the Parkway festivities.

Broad Street Line

Eight extra trains will be dispatched starting at 4:30 p.m. to provide service every five minutes. These service levels will remain in effect until 12:30 a.m., when Night Owl bus service will replace trains. Several Broad Street Line stations are within walking distance of the event, including Spring Garden, Race-Vine and City Hall.

Regional Rail

Select Regional Rail trains will be added to the service schedule for customers leaving Center City Philadelphia after the concert and fireworks on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Late night trains will serve Airport terminals, Chestnut Hill East, Chestnut Hill West, Doylestown, Fox Chase, Malvern, Media/Elwyn, Marcus Hook, Trenton, Warminster, West Trenton and Wilmington Stations. An Independence Day Regional Rail Late Night Service Schedule is available at:

In addition to late night train service, ticket offices at select Regional Rail Stations will have special holiday hours. To view the special holiday ticket office hours visit:


Additional trips will be added on Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 after the fireworks as needed


Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 48 will operate on a temporary detour in the area surrounding the Ben Franklin Parkway beginning Tuesday, July 4 at 4 a.m. and continuing until 1 a.m., Wednesday, July 5. Specific Route detour information will be published on System Status prior to the event.

To speed their trips home, passengers are encouraged to load a $10 value on a SEPTA Key card Travel Wallet. For more information on the SEPTA Key and service information and details on fares and trip-planning tools, visit Or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580- 7800. Real-Time service updates are available on Twitter by following @SEPTA.