SEPTA is alerting customers to a number of bus detours that will be in place on Sunday, May 5, 2013 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 road closures that will be in place for the race. Detours are expected to start at approximately 8 a.m. Sunday. SEPTA will resume regular service as soon as possible after the race.
Detours are currently scheduled on the following bus routes: 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 42, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 48, 53, 54, 56, 60, 61, 64, 68, 75, 79, 124, 125, G, J, H, XH and R. The Route 15 Trolley shuttle bus will also be detoured. For details on detours for specific routes, customers can visit the System Status section of this website. 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 5:35 a.m. to 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 this trip free 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-Marlins Game at Citizens Bank Park. Four additional Express trips will be deployed, running every 10 minutes during the hour leading up to the first pitch at 2:35 p.m.