Philadelphia Eagles Parade 2018
How do I get there from Delaware?
SEPTA will be implementing a special parade day public transportation plan. Additional details can be found at septa.org.
The Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines will be free all day. But special regional rail day passes for Thursday have sold out.
The only options for Delawareans will be to get on the Wilmington/Newark regional rail line at Wilmington and take it to 30th Street Station in Center City. The rail line will make stops only at Wilmington, Marcus Hook and Ridley Park, before it goes into 30th Street. It will not continue beyond there.
Suburban Station will not be in use, SEPTA told reporters at a press conference, due to the "pedestrian gridlock" near the station.
Regional rail lines will run only inbound during the day and only outbound in the evening.
With only three northbound trains, the first departs from Wilmington at 6:40 a.m. with no inbound service from Wilmington after approximately 9:23 a.m. Total capacity tallies 2,790 riders.
Return trips will depart from Philly's 30th Street Station from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
SEPTA officials said parade capacity for regional rail lines would be a little more than 70,000 people across the 11 lines.
There were 50,000 day passes available for the 11 lines, with the rest of riders likely coming from those with monthly and weekly passes.
Driving in for Parade
Driving may end up being the best option for Delawareans.
Don't plan on finding on-street parking. Dozens of city streets will be closed along the parade route and adjacent streets.
Parking garages near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Broad Street and the stadium complex will be open. Visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority's website at philapark.org for a list of parking options.
There is limited parking along the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey for those riding PATCO or walking across the bridge.
Get Parade Updates
As with any live event, plans can change. Keep up on breaking developments, along with the color and excitement of the parade route, on the Delawareonline website and apps for iPhone and Android; we'll also have live updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
You can also sign up for text alerts from the city of Philadelphia. Text "ReadyEagles" (without the quotes) to 888-777 to enroll.