April 16, 2024

What it’s best to know

  • The placement of bus stops for Megabus, Greyhound, FlixBus and Peter Pan can be moved from sixth and Market streets to Spring Backyard Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard beginning Nov. 16, officers introduced.
  • Peter Pan, FlixBus and Greyhound will function on the southern fringe of Spring Backyard Avenue and on either side of Entrance Avenue, whereas Megabus will function on Spring Backyard Avenue on the northern edge below the I-95 viaduct subsequent to the Spring Backyard Station exit to the Market Station Frankford Line.
  • Metropolis officers say the transfer will assist with congestion issues on SEPTA bus routes and each day site visitors on Market Avenue. In addition they stated the brand new bus cease at Spring Backyard Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard will solely be a short lived relocation till the primary quarter of 2024.

Philadelphia is altering the placement of a bus cease for Megabus, Greyhound and different airways to handle security considerations and congestion points on SEPTA bus routes, officers introduced Wednesday.

Starting Thursday, November 16, the present curbside bus cease at sixth and Market Streets can be relocated to the nook of Spring Backyard Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

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Bus corporations affected by the change embody FlixBus, Greyhound, Coach USA/Megabus and Peter Pan.

Peter Pan, FlixBus and Greyhound will function on the southern fringe of Spring Backyard Avenue and on either side of Entrance Avenue, whereas Megabus will function on Spring Backyard Avenue on the northern edge below the I-95 viaduct subsequent to the Spring Backyard Station exit to the Market Station Frankford Line.

A map and overview of the brand new location will be discovered right here or within the doc under.

Metropolis officers say the transfer will assist with congestion issues on SEPTA bus routes and each day site visitors on Market Avenue. In addition they stated the brand new bus cease at Spring Backyard Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard will solely be a short lived relocation till the primary quarter of 2024.

SEPTA initially introduced in August that its buses would skip the cease at sixth and Market streets to keep away from congestion issues.

“Because of the quantity and nature of the complaints, the state of affairs at sixth and Market streets is totally untenable,” stated Mike Carroll, deputy government director of the Workplace of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS). “The Kenney Administration is especially involved concerning the close by focus of key federal businesses, their workers, and people concerned in vital actions. That’s why town is dedicated to shifting intercity bus service from the 600 block of Market Avenue this fall. Efforts are underway to seek out an off-road location however would require extra time and an interim relocation is urgently wanted.”

Officers additionally stated present parking areas alongside Noble Avenue between Entrance Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard might be cleared to create extra bus cargo house whereas the bike path is rerouted on the east facet of Spring Backyard. Metropolis officers additionally stated they’re coordinating with bus corporations to doubtlessly supply customer support areas, together with ticket gross sales in loading areas. All updates to the shifting plan can be posted right here.