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Broad Street Run passes through South Philly this Sunday – watch for bus detours and parking restrictions

The 39th annual Blue Cross Broad Street run kicks off in North Philly and proceeds 10 miles south to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Spectators are encouraged to head out to Broad Street to watch the race and cheer on the runners.  Entertainment and refreshments are available along the course and at the finish line.

According to the official event website, some of the best places to watch the racers in South Philly include:

  • South Broad Street at Carpenter (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts);
  • South Broad Street at Jackson (South Philadelphia High School);
  • South Broad Street at Bigler Street;
  • South Broad Street at Packer Avenue, one block from Chickie & Pete’s
  • Broad and Pattison at the Sports Complex.

Extra trains, bus delays

Racers are encouraged to park at the Sports Complex and take the Broad Street Line to the race start.  To accommodate the crowds, according to SEPTA, “Participants in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run may ride the Broad Street Line for free before the race and until 9:00 a.m.  Participants must display their official competitor’s race bib number to a SEPTA cashier to gain entry.”

Beginning at 4:10am ten additional Express Broad Street Line Trains will operate every 10 minutes to transport racers from the parking lots near AT&T (Pattison) Station to stops near the race start Olney Transportation Center and Fern Rock Transportation Center.

Many bus routes in South Philly will be temporarily detoured due to the race.  Check SEPTA’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run Service Information page to see which routes will be detoured.  During the race, check TransitView for up-to-date detour information.

Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will provide Broad Street run-related transit, weather and safety information. To receive mobile alerts, text RUNPHL to 888-777 or visit OEM’s ReadyPhiladelphia page.

Parking will be restricted on Broad Street before and during the race – watch for posted signs!

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Spotted: SEPTA installs bike racks at Tasker-Morris station

We all know that bike theft is a huge problem in the city. For some commuters, it can be a bit of a deterrent from cycling as a form of commuting. SEPTA has now come up with a solution to get more people riding their bikes to the Broad Street Line subway stations.

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A bike rack has been installed underground at Tasker-Morris to create a new option for commuters to lock up their bikes in a designated location at the station.

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SEPTA extends overnight service, adds extra trains for New Year’s Eve

As we prepare to ring in the New Year at midnight, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is how to make it home after the celebrations.

Pic of SEPTA's BSL via Wikimedia Commons

Pic of SEPTA’s BSL via Wikimedia Commons

SEPTA has you covered this New Year’s Eve with extended service and additional trains for December 31 through January 1, as West Philly Local points out.

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Should the Broad Street Line be extended to the Navy Yard?

As the Navy Yard’s plans for expansion continue, including for the potential of eventually living there, changes in transportation options are being discussed.

Pic of SEPTA's BSL via Wikimedia Commons

Pic of SEPTA’s BSL via Wikimedia Commons

A group of politicians recently spoke in favor of the Broad Street Line being extended farther south to service the Navy Yard.

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Spotted: Where we’re going, we don’t need SEPTA tokens edition

In one of the greatest scenes in Back to the Future, nay, cinematic history, Dr. Emmett Brown confidently explains to a young Marty McFly, “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” The Delorean calmly lifts its wheels and blasts off into the future. Woah.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

Enter SEPTA Key, the new payment system that will soon be implemented on all subways, trolleys and buses throughout the city. We spotted one of the new fangled kiosks at the Tasker/Morris Station. While it isn’t as cool as a levitating, time-traveling Delorean that runs on bio-fuels, it’s certainly a new beginning to a brighter future for SEPTA and its riders.

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SEPTA will extend weekend overnight subway service ‘indefinitely’

Night owls, you did it. SEPTA has officially announced that they will be extending the popular weekend overnight subway service ‘indefinitely.’

Riders transfer at City Hall station around 3:20 a.m. Image by Conrad Benner via Newsworks

Riders transfer at City Hall station around 3:20 a.m. Image by Conrad Benner via Newsworks

Since the pilot program went live in June, some 15,000 riders use the late night service each weekend. That’s significantly higher than the ridership rates for the Nite Owl bus service, which averaged 9,000 riders on weekends from midnight to 5 a.m.

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