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SEPTA Announces Holiday Service Plans For 4th Of July

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(credit: Mike DeNardo)

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – SEPTA has announced its plans for additional service on the 4th of July.

To accommodate extra holiday travelers heading to events like the Wawa Welcome America festival and the fireworks, SEPTA will be running extra service on the Broad Street Line, the Market-Frankford Line, trolley routes and Regional Rail lines.

A total of 10 extra trains will be deployed to provide service every five-to-seven minutes starting at 4:25 p.m. on the Market-Frankford line.

Eight extra trains will be dispatched on the Broad Street line to provide service every five-to-seven minutes starting at 4:28 p.m. These service levels will remain in effect throughout the night. Several Broad Street Line stations are within walking distance of the event, including Spring Garden, Race-Vine and City Hall.

SEPTA will also extend its Regional Rail service for customers leaving Center City after the fireworks. A total of fifteen trains will depart from Suburban Station between 11:30 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. making all local stops. An Independence Day Late Night Service Schedule is available at http://www.septa.org/events/holiday.html.

Finally, additional trolley trips will be added on Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 after the fireworks as needed.

SEPTA bus riders should also be aware that detours will be in place related to the July 4th festivities on the Parkway.

For more info, visit: www.septa.org

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