SEPTA lines running on a Sunday schedule for 4th of July festivities

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds.

More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware that the public transportation schedules are different throughout the day.

"For Fourth of July service, all of our Regional Rail, buses, trolleys, Market-Frankford Line, and Norristown High Speed Lines are operating on a Sunday schedule," she said. "We have also added special late-night service to accommodate crowds traveling from the Parkway."

With huge crowds expected around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and all across the city, she said to consider speeding up your trip by thinking ahead.

"We are encouraging them to load funds onto a SEPTA Key card before they venture out for Fourth of July concert and fireworks on the Parkway," Mestre-Velez said.

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"With the anticipated crowds, we have added extra trains on both the Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line," she added. "For the trolleys, the 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36, we have the ability to add additional trips as needed to accommodate those crowds, and we do have some busses that are on detour due to the celebration taking place on the Parkway."