SEPTA's popular all-night subway service will run on New Year's Eve, transporting revelers into the early hours of 2015.
The overnight trains on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines are one of a number of schedule changes for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day on the area's public transportation systems.
Extra service is planned for partygoers, while holiday schedules with reduced service will be in effect Thursday.
Here's a rundown of what you need to know if you're using SEPTA, PATCO or New Jersey Transit this week:
- Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line trains will run overnight from Wednesday into Thursday, with additional trains planned for after the 7 p.m. and midnight fireworks shows.
- Regional trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule Wednesday, with extra trains departing from Center City early Thursday morning after New Year's celebrations.
- During the day Thursday, all SEPTA routes will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.
- Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, buses on Routes 2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 64, 124 and 125 will be detoured due to the Mummers Parade. The buses will be routed to avoid Broad Street between City Hall and Washington Avenue.
- More information and full schedules are available on SEPTA's website.
- All trains on Wednesday will operate on a modified weekday schedule, with extra New York-bound trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex lines between 10 a.m. and noon and in the evening. Some trains that typically leave around midnight will depart later to accommodate New Year's Eve festivities.
- Bus schedules will vary by route.
- The River Line, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark Light Rail will run on a weekday schedule, with the River Line also operating extra late-night service on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning for riders attending events on the Camden waterfront. Special late-night trains will run between Trenton and Camden.
- On Thursday, trains will use a modified weekday schedule, with the Newark Light Rail and River Line running on Sunday schedules.
- The Family Super Saver Fare, which lets two children age 11 and younger travel for free with each fare-paying adult, will be in place. The special fare, normally available only on weekends, is in effect for the holidays on all train, bus and light rail service through Jan. 5 at 6 a.m.
- More information and full schedules are available on the N.J. Transit website.