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Transit, parking options for 2013 Made in America Festival

Part of a crowd of nearly 40,000 gathered for the first Made in America concert. (Michael S. Wirtz / Staff Photographer)
Part of a crowd of nearly 40,000 gathered for the first Made in America concert. (Michael S. Wirtz / Staff Photographer)

With all sorts of closed roads and prohibited street parking, getting to and from the Made in America Festival will be a challenge for many of the tens of thousands expected to attend.

Here’s a rundown of public-transit and parking options.

SEPTA

SEPTA will have normal weekend service, with a few expections. Bus routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 48 will be on detour around the festival area. Both nights, most Regional Rail lines will have added cars on regular trips and some additional late-night service. SEPTA also notes that “trolleys will operate in the tunnel on Sunday evening - normal tunnel shutdown cancelled” and that the Route 10 trolley returns to full service Sunday.

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    PHLASH Trolley

    The PHLASH Trolley usually stop operating at 6 p.m. each day, but will continue through 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, serving stops 1 to 5 (eastbound) and 16 to 19 (westbound).

    TRANSIT FROM JERSEY

    PATCO: Trains go as far as 16th and Locust Streets, about a mile southeast of the Parkway. (See route map.) Waiting times are normally about 15 minutes on Saturdays, 20 minutes on Sundays, though up to 45 minutes after 11 p.m. See advisory schedules for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

    NJ Transit’s River Line serves a dozen towns from Trenton to Camden, and lets passengers transfer to PATCO in Camden.

    NJ Transit’s 551 bus line has stops in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Sicklerville, Camden and at the Greyhound Bus Terminal, on Filbert Street near 10th Street, in Philadelphia, about a mile-and-a-half from the concert area.

    Greyhound also has bus service to its Philadelphia terminal from its station in Mount Laurel, Burlington County.

    A third arrival point in Philadelphia is 30th Street Station, via NJ Transit’s Atlantic City Rail Line, which has stops in Cherry Hill (Cornell Avenue exit off Route 70), Lindenwold, Atco and Hammonton. Amtrak, which has stations in Trenton and Wilmington, also stops at 30th Street.

    PARKING

    For a complete list of parking options, visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority website.  

    SEPTA riders should know that all Regional Rail lots offer parking on weekends. Additional info and parking tips can be found in the parking section SEPTA's website.

    Here are lists of some garages and lots, as provided by the city. They have no affiliation with Made in America.

    Paid Garages

    • 206 22d St., Patriot Parking, 215-772-1511.
    • 21st St. & Parkway, Expert Parking, 215-448-1391.
    • 1815 Cherry St., InterPark, 215-496-1070.
    • 1815 JFK Blvd. Sterling Bldg., Patriot Parking, 215-568-8030
    • 16th & Race Sts., Sheraton Hotel, Expert Parking, 215-496-0293
    • 1616 Sansom St., Central Parking System, 877-717-0004.
    • 1901 JFK Blvd., Central Parking System, 215-557-3721.
    • 36 S. 19th St., Central Parking System, 215-561-1187
    • 2026 Rittenhouse Square, Central Parking System, 877-717-0004
    • 1700 Parkway, the Windsor Suites, 215-569-0899

    Paid Parking Lots

    • 23d & Cherry Sts, Patriot Parking, 215-772-1511.
    • 22d & Walden Sts, Patriot Parking, 215-772-1511
    • 19th & Callowhill Sts., Philadelphia Parking Authority, 215-683-9813
    • 18th & Vine, Parkway Corp., 215-575-4000.

    Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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