SEPTA to split Route 23 bus line into two routes

Earlier this year we told you about some potential SEPTA changes that would affect public transport options in the area.

Photo of a Route 23 bus from

SEPTA has now decided to authorize a split of the Route 23 bus line, which services South Philly.

More on the Route 23 changes from PlanPhilly:

The Route 23 bus will be split into two lines routes: a northern route (still known as Route 23) running from Chestnut Hill along Germantown Avenue and 12th Street into Center City, before turning around at Chestnut Street and heading back up along 11th; and a southern route (Route 45) travelling along 11th and 12th Streets from Oregon Avenue in South Philly and Noble Street, a small, underused street between Callowhill and Spring Garden. The 23 is SEPTA’s busiest bus, carrying 22,800 daily weekday passengers.

The original proposal also included plans to extend the Route 31 or 32 bus route to become more accessible to Queen Village. That part of the proposal will not be moving forward.

One thought on “SEPTA to split Route 23 bus line into two routes

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Fairly sure Noble is one way going East, the new 23 wouldn’t be able to use that to loop back down 12th.

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