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Penn Transit: Shuttle Service to Center City

Penn Transit has extended service to Center City. Members of the Penn community traveling to and from Center City locations can now ride Penn Shuttle East, operating from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m., Monday through Friday. Penn Shuttle East will also transport riders on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. 

The service boundaries for the Penn Shuttle East are Market Street to the north, South Street to the south and 20th Street to the east.  For service, riders must call (215) 898-RIDE (7433). After arranging pick-up, riders can catch the van at one of nine designated on-campus Transit Stops:

  • D.R.L., 209 S. 33rd St.
  • Penn Tower, 399 S. 34th St.
  • Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce
  • Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk
  • The Quad, 3700 Spruce
  • Harrison College House, 3901 Irving
  • Sansom Place East, 36th St., below Chestnut
  • Pottruck Center, 3701 Walnut
  • Moravian Cafes, 3409 Walnut

Riders can also call (215) 898-RIDE for transport to campus from Center City residential locations within service boundaries.  

"We want to be responsive to the needs of our riders," said Ron Ward, Manager of Transportation. "We are always conscious of their convenience and safety, and this extended service will provide them with more transportation options."

Other Penn Transit services will continue to operate on a regular schedule, including PennBus East and West, operating on weekdays between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m., and the Penn Shuttle West, serving riders from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. Riders can also receive transportation assistance after 3 a.m., seven days a week, when calls to (215) 898-RIDE are routed to Public Safety. 

Penn Transit users are also encouraged to take advantage of Penn's Walking Escort service, which operates seven days per week, 24 hours a day, to campus locations, Penn Transit stops and SEPTA stops. For service, call (215) 898-WALK (9255).

Penn Transit Services, a subsidiary of Penn's Business Services Division, works to assist the Penn community with travel to and from campus. In addition to the PennBus and Penn Shuttles, Penn Transit also partners with SEPTA to provide discounted public transportation options and LUCY (Loop through University City), a free service.  

For more information on Penn Transit, including a service map and complete schedules, visit www.upenn.edu/transportation.

Penn Transit At-A-Glance

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday & Sunday

Service to/from Center City

PennBus 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

Penn Shuttle 1 a.m.-3 a.m.*

Penn Shuttle 6 p.m.-3 a.m.*

Service within University City

PennBus 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

Penn Shuttle 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

Penn Shuttle 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

*Enhanced Service as of 9/25/03

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 7, October 7, 2003

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