SEPTA will offer additional service on its Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line and make service adjustments to several bus routes for the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic and inaugural Velathon Philadelphia Majors Event on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
For the first-time in North America, the Velathon Philadelphia Majors event will offer non-professional cyclists a chance to compete against each other for top prizes and bragging rights on a portion of the Philly Cycling Classic professional course. During the amateur event, SEPTA Bus Routes 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 43, 44, 47, 47M, 48, 61, 124 and 125 will be detoured around the Center City portions of their routes from 5:30 a.m. until the conclusion of both cycling events.
Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic
Spectators will have prime access to popular viewing points along the professional Parx Casino Philly Classic’s 12-mile race route from Manayunk, East Falls and Wissahickon Stations on SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line. The Manayunk Station, located near the corner of Carson and Cresson Streets will provide race-goers with easy walking distance to the iconic “Manayunk Wall”.
On race day, service along SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line will operate every 30 minutes between 30th Street Station and Norristown Transportation Center from 7:26 a.m. until 6:57 p.m.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)/wheelchair passengers traveling outbound to Norristown must notify the conductor of their final destination. If the passenger’s final destination a non-accessible station, they will have to board an accessible van at Spring Mill Station to complete their outbound trips.
Regular Sunday schedules will be in effect for all other SEPTA Regional Rail Lines. Customers can check schedules and view the special race day schedule at www.septa.org or contact SEPTA Customer Service at 215-580-7800.
Single and Family One-Day Independence passes provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA services including Regional Rail to the race for one low price. In addition to Center City Stations, ticket offices will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Norristown Transportation Center Regional Rail Station, Conshohocken Station, Manayunk Station and East Falls Station on race day. Ticket office hours at 30th Street, Suburban and Market East Stations are 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
A number of buses that normally operate on and around the Philly Classic race course on roads such as Kelly Drive, Ridge Avenue, Manayunk Avenue, Main Street, Levering Street, Pechin Street and Lyceum Avenue will be detoured. Bus routes 9, 27, 32, 35, 38, 61, 65, 124, 125, K and R are all scheduled to go on detour starting at 6 a.m. Sunday. Bus to bus transfers normally occurring at the Wissahickon Transportation Center will move to the intersection of Ridge and Midvale Avenues. Normal service will resume as soon as possible after the race. For details on the detour routing for these bus routes, as well as service updates, please visit the System Status section of the SEPTA Website at http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml.