All SEPTA Regional Rail, bus, trolley, Market Frankford, Broad Street and Norristown High Speed Lines will operate on a Sunday schedule on Wednesday, July 4th, with special late-night service to accommodate holiday revelers from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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.
Because trains will operate on a Sunday schedule, all night train service will be available Tuesday evening, July 3rd into early Wednesday morning, July 4th on both subway lines. Trains will operate on a regular Sunday schedule the entire service day July 4th.
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 before, during, and immediately following the concert and fireworks on the Ben Franklin Parkway (20th St. to the Museum of Art, 17th through 23rd Sts.) from 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 4 – 1 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018. Specific route detour information will be published here: https://realtime.septa.org/bus_trolley prior to the event.
Select Regional Rail trains will be added to the service schedule or held later than regularly scheduled for customers leaving Center City Philadelphia after the fireworks and concert 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; and West Trenton Stations. More information is available here: https://www.septa.org/events/pdf/2018-07-rrd-late-night.pdf
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: https://www.septa.org/events/holiday.html
The Ben Franklin Parkway is best accessed from the 15th Street Market-Frankford Line Station and Race-Vine or City Hall Broad Street Line Station.
To speed their trips, passengers are encouraged to load funds on a SEPTA Key card before their holiday travel. For more information on the SEPTA Key and service information and details on fares and trip-planning tools, visit www.septa.org. Or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580- 7800. Real-Time service updates are available on Twitter by following @SEPTA.
Information about obtaining an Independence Pass for one-day travel throughout the SEPTA System is available here: https://www.septa.org/fares/