Born Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Route 49 operates seven days a week and offers frequent service. Peak weekday trips run every 15 minutes, with midday service every 20 minutes, and evening trips every half-hour. Weekend runs every 20 minutes midday, and 30 minutes in the morning and evening.
In the 9 months since it debuted, Route 49 has become an important fixture in University City. It also has stops in the neighborhoods of Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Spring Garden, Logan Square, and Grays Ferry. Abnd it serves Amtrak 30th Street Station and the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Since we last highlighted Route 49, its daily ridership has nearly doubled, from about 1,600 in August to over 3,000 every weekday. That growth can probably be attributed to both an increase of awareness around the route as well as an influx of ridership of students from Penn, Drexel, and University of the Sciences, all of which are serviced by Route 49.
Another reason this route is so popular is all the great destinations it rolls past. We've put together a list for you to look through of all the great places you can go on this route.
Whether you're heading to work, play, school, or anything in between, hop the Route 49 and let SEPTA do the driving!