SEPTA Adds Service for July 4th Celebration on the Parkway

SEPTA Adds Service for July 4th Celebration on the Parkway

Extra Trips Before and After Event to Accommodate Holiday Revelers

SEPTA will run extra service on July 4th to get people to-and-from the Wawa Welcome America celebration.

All SEPTA Regional Rail, bus, trolley, Market-Frankford and Broad Street Line Service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 4th, with additional late-night service to accommodate holiday revelers from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Market-Frankford Line

A total of eight extra trains will be deployed to provide service every five-to-seven minutes. These extra trips will run until 12:30 am to help customers get home after the event. Market-Frankford Line Night Owl buses will replace trains at 12:30 am SEPTA’s 15th Street Station provides riders access to and from the Parkway festivities.

Broad Street Line

Eight extra trains will be dispatched to provide service every five-to-seven minutes. These service levels will remain in effect until 12:30 am, 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.

Regional Rail

SEPTA will extend its Regional Rail service for customers leaving Center City after the fireworks. A total of 19 trains will depart from Suburban Station between 10:45 pm and 12:35 am Trains will make all local stops. An Independence Day Late Night Service Schedule is available at


Additional trips will be added on Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 after the fireworks as needed. Please note that the Route 10 is currently using buses in place of trolleys due to construction.


Bus riders should be on alert regarding detours that will be in place for road closures related to the festivities on the Parkway and around Center City. Details about bus detours are posted on the System Status section of SEPTA’s website, System Status lists information for all scheduled bus detours, and will also include updates on any unexpected service adjustments.

To speed their trips home, passengers are encouraged to purchase fares before beginning travel. For complete service information and details on fares and trip-planning tools, visit or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800. Service updates are available on Twitter by following @SEPTA.