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Changes to Route 23 Service | Effective November 29, 2015

Route 23 and Route 45

Route 23 will split into 2 separate, shorter bus routes November 29, 2015

Route 23

  • Current route continues between Chestnut Hill & center City using Germantown Ave. and 12th St.
  • NEW: Customers can board and alight bus at Chestnut and Walnut Sts. on 11th and 12th Sts.
  • New layover point will be on 11th St. between Market & Filbert
  • Customers may ride on the bus to the new layover point but there will not be any pick up stops on Locust or 11th St. before Market St.

New Route 45

  • Will serve portion of current Route 23 that operates between Broad & Oregon and 11th St. at Noble St.
  • Noble St. near 12th St. will become the new Route 45 layover

Why is This Happening?

Splitting the very long 13.8 mile Route 23 into two shorter routes will enhance the ability to maintain the schedule headway and improve travel reliability and predictability.

What if I Have to Transfer?

A small number of customers will need to transfer between the routes to complete their trips.

Making this connection will be easy:

Weekly/Monthly SEPTA Pass
One Day Independence Pass

Cash, Token
One Day Convenience Pass

  • Re-swipe your Pass on your connecting bus
  • Request Emergency Route 23 Transfer from Operator when exiting either a Route 23 or 45 bus

The transfer zone for Route 23 & 45 will each have a printed timetable and scheduled information available on the SEPTA website and on the SEPTA iPhone and Android apps. As you'll see, current service levels will remain or be enhanced.


Route 23 | PDF

Route 45 | PDF