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Market Frankford Line - Supplemental Bus Service

UPDATE: Market Frankford Line service is operating as regularly scheduled with trains making all stops. Supplemental bus service has ended. Customers should refer to System Status for updates to daily service on the Market Frankford Line or follow @SEPTA_MFL on Twitter.

A crack in a body bolster (a main load carrying structural beam) was uncovered this weekend on one Market Frankford Line car undergoing a scheduled vehicle overhaul. Subsequent inspections revealed an additional car with a crack. In the interest of safety, we took a proactive measure to temporarily pull from service some of the fleet that have indications of a crack. All Market Frankford Line trains currently in service and those that will be in operation on Monday have been inspected. Having taken this step, adjustments to Market Frankford Line service have been made.

Market Frankford Line trains will continue in operation between 69th Street Transportation Center and Frankford Transportation Center and will make stops but we will be 30-40 cars short of the 144 needed to run regular, weekday peak hour service levels.


During AM and PM peak travel hours we anticipate the trains and platforms will become very crowded. To ensure the safety of customers we will supplement Market Frankford service with shuttle buses, serving select stations, during the AM Peak - 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and PM Peak - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (see details below).

SEPTA will have personnel at each station, during the hours noted above, monitoring crowding conditions. They will determine if customers can be directed to the train platform or to the shuttle bus but we ask you to be prepared to use a shuttle bus if you are traveling from one of the stations noted below.

This remains a fluid situation and we will continue to keep you updated on any service changes and the work to return cars to the fleet.

General Service Information

  • A & B stop service will be suspended

  • If you are directed to the Supplemental Shuttle Bus during AM/PM peak travel times, please board at the designed Market Frankford Line Owl Bus stop for that station

  • Midday and Evening service will operate as scheduled

  • Owl Bus Service will operate as scheduled

  • For some customers traveling to/from Center City and West Philadelphia, SEPTA Trolley service may be an alternate option for travel


Travel from 69th Street Transportation Center
AM Service - 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

  • Regular service will operate, making all stops, beginning with the first train leaving at 4:45 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

  • Beginning at 6:00 a.m., Market Frankford trains will continue operation from 69th Street TC and will make stops at Millbourne, 63rd Street, 60th Street, & 56th Street. Customers getting on at these stops will be able get off at their regular stop anywhere along the Market Frankford Line

  • Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 52nd Street and will make stops at 46th Street, 40th Street, 34th Street, 30th Street, & 15th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms. Any customer using the shuttle bus, traveling to a station east of 15th Street, will transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 15th Street for continuing travel


Travel towards 69th Street Transportation Center
PM Service - 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

  • Customers can board westbound Market Frankford Line trains, heading towards 69th Street, at all stops before 30th Street
  • Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 30th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms, and will make all stops at 34th Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 56th Street, 60th Street, 63rd Street, 63rd Street, & 69th Street


Travel from Frankford Transportation Center
AM Service - 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

  • Regular service will operate, making all stops, beginning with the first train leaving at 4:36 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

  • Beginning at 6:00 a.m. Market Frankford train service will continue operation from FTC and make stops at Arrott Transportation Center, Church Street, Erie-Torresdale, Tioga, Allegheny, Somerset, Huntingdon, York-Dauphin, and Berks. Customers getting on at these stops will be able get off at their regular stop anywhere along the Market Frankford Line

  • Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at Girard and will make stops at Spring Garden, 2nd Street, 5th St/Independence Hall, 8th Street, 11th Street, 13th Street, & 15th Street, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms. Any customer using the shuttle bus, traveling to a station west of 15th Street, will transfer to the Market Frankford Line at 15th Street for continuing travel


Travel towards Frankford Transportation Center
PM Service - 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

  • Customers can board eastbound Market Frankford Line trains, heading towards FTC, at all stops before 5th Street

  • Supplemental Shuttle Bus service will begin operation at 5th St/Independence Hall and will make all stops at 2nd Street, Spring Garden, Girard, Berks, York-Dauphin, Huntingdon, Somerset, Allegheny, Tioga, Erie-Torresdale, Church Street, Arrott Transportation Center, & FTC, as needed due to crowding on trains and the station platforms.