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New Penn Bus East Route In Effect

The Chestnut Street Bridge is closed for renovations and according to PennDOT, the bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars for approximately one year.

Penn Bus East is running a modified route due to traffic pattern changes and will not travel along Chestnut and Market Streets.  The route will start at Franklin’s Table, travel along Walnut Street, turning at 40th Street and again at Spruce Street to South Street, then turning left along 20th Street, looping back along Walnut Street.  Along this route, Penn Bus East will continue to stop at these designated transit stops: Franklin’s Table, Penn Bookstore, Pottruck Center, Schattner Center, Rosenthal Building, the Quad, and Gates Pavilion.  Hours of operations remain the same; Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.   You can monitor buses operating along the Penn Bus East route in real-time by downloading the PennRides on Request mobile app and clicking on the en Route tab found at the bottom-right corner of the landing page.

Click here to learn more about the Chestnut Street Bridge Closure Project.