SEPTA resumes Center City service, stays ready to respond to protests

Mark Abrams
June 02, 2020 - 11:06 am
People boarding the Market Frankford Line.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA service resumed Tuesday morning in Center City after bringing it to a stop Monday afternoon because of ongoing demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

SEPTA’s John Golden says the transit agency is once again running its service on the buses, trolleys, subways and regional rails for essential workers.
Bus drivers began making pickups at 6 a.m.

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Supervisors are on the street continuing to evaluate routes to determine whether any need to be detoured or pulled from service.

Golden said two bus routes, 21 and 33, remain on detour through Tuesday.

“Those bus routes will not operate through Center City until further notice," he said.

The Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines are making stops at Center City stations again. Trolleys are back up and running, as well as very limited regional rail service.

“We’re in contact with the city constantly so we’re just taking the lead from them as far as any requests we’re getting from them wanting us to suspend or adjust service," Golden said.

He added SEPTA had no specific guidance yet on what might happen for the balance of the day.