The Made in America festival is back in town this weekend, with Beyonce headlining on Saturday and Nine Inch Nails headlining Sunday. Due to road closures around the Ben Franklin Parkway, SEPTA is detouring six bus routes away from the festival area, broadly defined as Market to Girard, 16th to the Schuylkill, beginning at 5:00 this morning as streets close for concert setup. Detours will continue through noon on Monday.
SEPTA will be adding extra service on the Market Frankford El and Broad Street Subway, on both Saturday and Sunday, and Regional Rail will run extra trains at night as the concerts end. Diversion of Subway-Surface Trolleys to 40th/Market, and construction-related bustitution on the 15 trolley, will end as scheduled in the predawn hours of Sunday morning.
Subways have the best capability for handling massive concert crowds, so if you’re arriving in Center City as the gates open at noon, or leaving after the last song, and the El or Subway is an option for you, then it is the official recommendation of this blog that you take it. If you need to go to, through, or near Center City, and have the option not to drive at all, the recommendation is that you not do that either.
Added Regional Rail trains have been posted here in PDF.
Details of the detours on Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 48 are badly but decipherably written in this PDF.