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SEPTA To Launch New Schedules, Name Change For Route C Bus

Passengers board Septa's C bus, soon to be renamed the #4 and #16 bus. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Passengers board Septa’s C bus, soon to be renamed the #4 and #16 bus. (Credit: John McDevitt)

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By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - SEPTA is launching its new schedules and a name change for its Route C bus.

There’s an old saying that if things don’t need changing, don’t change it, but SEPTA thinks a name change is very much in order for the Route C bus which has traditionally offered two different types of service which operates up and down Broad Street.

Beginning Sunday, a well-advertised campaign to rename the route takes effect as it releases its brand new seasonal schedules.

Currently the C bus operates its primary service along Broad between Geary and Fern Rock. That will now be extended south to Broad and Pattison at the sports complex in South Philadelphia and effective Monday, it will become known as the Route 4.

The modified Route C bus that traditionally operates along Broad between Cheltenham Avenue, the Ogontz bus loop and City Hall will become known as the Route 16. SEPTA has been advertising the route name changes with bus placards, and flyers being handed out to its riders.