If you’re looking for a ride to the Eagles Superbowl parade, SEPTA may be your answer.
WILMINGTON (DE): Ready to have some fun and join in on the Eagles Superbowl celebration? If so, then SEPTA may be your answer because driving from Delaware to the parade is going to be a challenge. There will be lots of street closures, let alone congestion.
DART First State announced a solution. You can board the SEPTA from the Wilmington train station on Thursday for a ride to the Eagles parade. If you plan on traveling from the Chester area, you can also board from the Marcus Hook, or Ridley Park stations.
Regardless of which of the three stations you chose to board from, SEPTA will be making stops at the 30th Street station between the hours of 6:40 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. DART says there will be only 3 Northbound trains with a rider capacity of 2,790. The downside is, pre-paid fares are required so click here for more details.
Keep in mind that there will be no service available to any other stations along the route Thursday.
Boarding from Wilmington? If so, free overflow parking is available at the Frawley Stadium. DART Route 12 will provide frequent bus service within two blocks of Wilmington Station or riders may chose the .9 mile walk on the Wilmington Riverwalk.
Return trips southbound from 30th Street Station to Ridley Park, Marcus Hook and Wilmington will be available from 2 PM to 9 PM. There will be no service available to/from any other stations except Wilmington, Marcus Hook, and Ridley Park. That means if you try to board from Newark, Fairplay, or Claymont stations, you’re out of luck. That also includes the ride back from the parade because these trains won’t be stopping at those stations either.
If you need to take a bus from Newark to Wilmington, you need to use DART 16, 33, 46, or 59. From Fairplay station to Wilmington use DART 33, 59, and Claymont to Wilmington, use DART 31.