Friday, April 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
The Philadelphia region will commemorate the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions Villanova University with a Center City parade Friday, April 8 beginning at 20th and Market Sts. and ending at Dilworth Park (1 South 15th St., Philadelphia, PA).
Several SEPTA Bus Routes will be placed on a temporary detour and SEPTA will provide extra capacity on the Norristown High Speed Line and the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines for fans traveling to Center City for the parade.
TIP: SEPTA expects a regular morning commute on Friday, however; the evening commute, especially on the Paoli/Thorndale Line and NHSL, could be extremely heavy as the parade will end just prior to the start of the evening rush hour.
Customers should refer to the information below for specific service information. Please check this page regularly for updates.
The following SEPTA Bus Routes will be placed on a temporary detour Friday, April 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m. Customers should click on the route links for specific detour information. Specific routing information will be added prior to the start of the parade.
TIP: Bus detour information and updates or changes to service will be published on the System Status page. Detour times are subject to change. Customers should check System Status regularly.
Market Frankford & Broad Street Line Service
MAP: Broad Street Line
Extra capacity will be added to the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines. In Center City, 15th St. Station (MFL) and City Hall Station (BSL) are scheduled to remain open during the parade, however; if conditions become overcrowded, those stations will be bypassed. Customers should use 13th St. Station (MFL) and Walnut-Locust Station (BSL) as an alternate. Announcements will be made with updates to service.
Norristown High Speed Line
The Norristown High Speed Line provides service from the Villanova University area with stops at Radnor, Villanova, and Stadium stations. NHSL customers should transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 69th St. Transportation Center for service to Center City.
Travel on the Norristown High Speed Line could be extremely heavy at the end of the parade.
SERVICE ADVISORY: The temporary opposite side boarding scheduled for Friday, April 8 has been canceled. ALL trains will board from the regularly scheduled boarding locations.
Regional Rail Service
The Paoli/Thorndale Line, operating every 30 minutes, offers service from Radnor, Villanova, and Rosemont stations. Customers should refer to the Paoli/Thorndale Line schedule for complete service information.
Suburban Station Advisory: Paoli/Thorndale Line customers will be queued on the Concourse level, not the platform, Friday evening.
Trolleys: Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 and 101 & 102
MAP: Routes 101 & 102
Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 customers should regularly check System Status for possible station closures during the parade.
SEPTA urges customers traveling on trains, buses, and trolleys for the parade to purchase their tickets, passes, and tokens in advance.
SEPTA personnel will be selling $8 Convenience Passes at the following NHSL Stations from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday: Norristown Transportation Center, Gulph Mills, Radnor, Villanova, Stadium, and Bryn Mawr.
On Regional Rail, tickets offices at Radnor, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, and Overbrook will be open until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, to sell $12 Individual and $29 Family Independence Passes.
Independence Passes will also be sold on the platforms at Radnor, Villanova, and Overbrook Stations beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. Independence Passes will be valid all day on Friday, instead of the usual 9:30 a.m. start time.