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February 08, 2018

SEPTA, PATCO cancel some trains, expect delays through Eagles parade

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02082018_SEPTA_Parade_fans_BM Bob McGovern/PhillyVoice

The second-to-last train out of Doylestown on Wednesday night was full of young Eagles fans making the trip into the city for Thursday's championship parade.

To prepare for the onslaught of Eagles fans already heading into the city Thursday morning for the Eagles victory parade, SEPTA and PATCO have suspended service on some Regional Rail lines.

As of 6:30 a.m., service was halted on the Cynwyd and Chestnut Hill West lines.


Delays were reported on the Thorndale, West Trenton, Warminster and Doylestown lines – a theme SEPTA said passengers to expect throughout the day. Inbound train service for SEPTA trains will end around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Travelers on the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line receive free fares today. After suspended service at the BSL's Walnut-Locust Street stop around 10:00 a.m., service was restored by 1:00 p.m., shortly after the parade passed the location during its route.

Through reports have shown less crowding and lines, by 10 a.m. the BSL's Walnut-Locust Street stop was suspended from service due to overcrowding on the street.

Trolley lines are running as normal except at the City Hall stop, which will not be running all day. 

Eastbound travel to New Jersey on the PATCO line was suspended as of 6:30 a.m. as well. About 1:30 p.m., the trains will begin heading east to move parade-goers back to the Jersey side of the river.

Around 6 a.m., PATCO reported a steady stream of riders in its first morning trains, but parking is growing more limited at nearby station lots. Tickets are unavailable but Freedom Cards can be loaded up at a station. 

For westbound PATCO trains, departures will be limited to Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry and Broadway.




An accident on I-95 is slowing down traffic on the southbound side during the early morning commute.

In addition to long lines and crowded trains, passengers headed into Philly can expect many sing-a-longs to the Eagles fight song as well. Here are some scenes from the train stations and rides this morning.





Stay updated on all the scenes from the Eagles parade with Philly Voice's live coverage here.