Longer route, new connections for SEPTA’s 35 bus

    Changes to SEPTA’s Route 35 bus loop will mean a longer ride for some passengers, but more connections for others and the chance for better service during inclement whether.

    SEPTA officials met with Roxborough and Manayunk residents last night to discuss the changes needed to accommodate the route’s new energy efficient buses.

    Amy Z. Quinn attended last night’s meeting for NewsWorks and PlanPhilly, and reports that as of June 19, the bus will stop using the Fountain Street hill and instead use “Domino Lane as a connection to Ridge Avenue and the several bus routes with stops there. As a result, the Route 61 will end its hourly trips west on Ridge Avenue to the Summit Avenue bus loop, and will instead turn around at the so-called “Container loop” off Flat Rock Road.”

    Stops at Cresson, Fountain and Silverwood streets will be eliminated, but the move off Fountain Street has potential to provide better service during snow.

    The full report has a map of the revised route.


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