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Penn Transit’s Hollenback Shuttle: Pedestrian Access to the Hollenback Complex is Restricted Beginning May 20

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May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34

Due to the construction of the new Penn Park, both the Weave and Paley Bridges, (Almanac February 3, 2009), will be temporarily closed. Closure of the Weave Bridge is planned for May 20, 2010. Closure of the Paley Bridge will occur on June 1, 2010.

The closure of the Weave Bridge in conjunction with the on-going reconstruction of the South Street Bridge will restrict pedestrian access to the Hollenback complex. (Pedestrians will still be able to access both the Penn Ice Rink and the Levy Tennis Courts via Walnut Street once the bridges are closed.)

To ensure continued access to the Hollenback complex, Penn Transit will provide a special on-call shuttle service starting May 20 with the following schedule:

• On Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Penn Transit will transport riders between Hollenback and the Penn Transit stop at David Rittenhouse Laboratories (DRL) at 209 S. 33rd St. or the University City Station (which is not a normal Penn Transit stop).

• During normal Penn Transit hours of operation (daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Penn Transit will take passengers to and from Hollenback to any location within the Penn Transit boundaries.

• On weekends no daytime shuttle service will be available. On University Holidays no transit services (day or night) will be operating.

To access both the normal Penn Transit services and the special Hollenback Shuttle call (215) 898-RIDE(7433).

Please note, as this is a new service it may be necessary to make some schedule adjustments. Additionally, on August 13, new schedules for fall transportation will be announced. All transit changes will be posted on the Penn Transit website: www.upenn.edu/transportation/. You may also contact Penn Transit for specific questions about the Hollenback Shuttle at (215) 898-7433. This service will continue until the re-opening of the South Street bridge sometime in the late fall.

—Penn Transit Services

 

 

Almanac - May 25, 2010, Volume 56, No. 34