More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

SEPTA Regional Rail Service Operating on a Modified Schedule

SEPTA has announced schedule changes after a defect was discovered in approximately 120 rail cars. This change will have a significant impact on regional rail service. Your safety traveling to and from the University is of concern to us. We have been advised by SEPTA that there will be significant delays and overcrowding on the regional rail lines. SEPTA advises that commuters should consider using the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines.
We strongly suggest you visit SEPTA’s website for all details such as schedule changes. Additionally, SEPTA has stated that customers should hold onto their TrailPasses in the event that a plan for providing fare credits is implemented.

Details from SEPTA will be posted at

Penn Parking will have limited parking capacity, on a first-come first-served basis, in three garages which open at 6:00 a.m.:

  • Walnut 40– enter on Walnut Street between 40th and 41st Streets
  • Walnut 38– enter on 38th Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets
  • Chestnut 34– enter on 34th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets

The locations are on the interactive map at, together with parking fees. You also might want to consider carpooling with colleagues.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as all adapt to this unforeseen development.