Friday, September 11, 2009

SEPTA's Bike Cars for TD Bank Bike Philly

The following SEPTA trains will have an additional bike car on September 13 and will not limit the number of bikes allowed on the train:
  • R2: Train 2107 departing Warminster @ 5:41 am arriving 30th street @ 6:34 am.
  • R3: Train 4109 departing West Trenton @ 5:58 am arriving 30th street @ 7:04 am.
  • R5: Train 2522 departing Malvern @ 6:30 am arriving 30th street @ 7:15 am.
  • R7: Train 2703 departing Chestnut Hill East @ 6:11 am arriving 30th street @ 6:49 am.

From 30th Street Station, cross the river on Market St, take the ramp to the Schuylkill River Trail and follow the signs to the start (about a mile away).

From Richard Masoner on Flickr

Most other Regional Rail trains arrive too late for Bike Philly but you may still have some transit travel options as shown below.

PATCO - Last departure that will get you to Bike Philly in time leaves Lindenwold @ 6:30AM. Use 16th/Locust Stop and follow the map below to get to the start.

NJ TRANSIT Buses - Some NJ Transit buses have bike racks, while others carry bikes in the luggage compartment. Depending on your route use the Broad and Vine Bus Stop or the Greyhound Terminal. Check the schedule to make sure your bus arrives by 7:00 AM.

Tell Us About Your Bike Philly Public Transportation Experience - We are interested in improving public transportation options for future TD Bank Bike Philly events. You can help by telling us about your Bike Philly transit experience (or nightmare). Photos work great also.

Learn more about bikes on transit.


Andy B from Jersey said...

Wait a minute! Does SEPTA actually have real "Bike Cars" with half the seats removed like CalTrain and MBTA?!?!

John said...

No, they are adding an extra car to hold bicycles. Bicycles will likely go between the seats. The real capacity being about 25 or so.