Thanksgiving travel help
November 09, 2017
UDrive Vehicle Check-Up and other transportation information
With the busy holiday season rapidly approaching, many people do not have the time to have their vehicles inspected frequently. The University of Delaware Transportation Services has partnered with Parking Services to present UDrive Vehicle Check-Up, a complimentary car inspection event open to all UD faculty, staff, and students. Vehicle Maintenance staff will perform a quick safety inspection of vehicles to help you get to your Thanksgiving destination safely.
This event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Vehicle Maintenance garage at 403 Wyoming Rd. where mechanics will top off fluids, check belts and wiper blades, pressurize tires, and do a quick visual inspection of vehicles. Please be prepared to present your UD ONEcard. We look forward to seeing you at #UDriveVehicleCheck-Up!
For those not driving during the break, please find below information for alternative travel options:
SEPTA from Newark to Wilmington and Philadelphia
Service between the Newark Train Station and Center City Philadelphia along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line is available Monday through Friday.
This line stops at the Wilmington Train Station to transfer to other destinations
SEPTA from Wilmington to Philadelphia
Service between the Wilmington Train Station and Center City Philadelphia is available via SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line.
Dart: Getting to the Newark Train Station and the Wilmington Train Station
Bus Routes 16, 33, 39 and 55 serve the Newark Train Station Monday through Friday on an extended daytime schedule (33 has weekend service, 55 has Saturday service). These routes also service the Wilmington Train Station as well as Bus Route 6, which does not service the Newark Train Station. (Select New Castle County at this link) Wilmington Train Station/Greyhound Bus Station.
For complete information on DART Bus Routes, visit the DART Web site.
AMTRAK from Newark along the Northeast Corridor
Limited AMTRAK service on the Northeast Regional line is available from the Newark Train Station. AMTRAK tickets can be purchased online.
Megabus from Newark to Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York City and other destinations
Safe, Convenient, Affordable, Daily Express Bus Service. Departing U of Delaware - Parking Lot #6 on Christiana Dr.http://us.megabus.com/
CollegeCoachBus: from Newark to New Jersey and New York http://www.freewebs.com/catcharide/
MyBusHome from Newark to Westchester County and New England
Delaware Express: Safe, reliable, door-to-door service 24/7. Van, sedan, limo or bus. Serving all major airports. https://delexpress.com/airport-shuttle-service/
Uber: Uber is essentially synonymous with taxis. A mobile app connects riders with drivers using their phone’s GPS capabilities. https://get.uber.com/