More SEPTA Pope Passes Go On Sale, Updated Service Map Unveiled


Special One Day Regional Rail Passes for the Papal available to purchase in person visit will go on sale Friday, August 21 at selected regional rail stations.

Customers are able to purchase up to 10 passes at $10.00 each per transaction. Special Reduced Fare Regional Rail Passes for the Papal visit are also available at $5.00 each.

This is the first time customers will be able to purchase SEPTA Pope passes in person. Previous purchases of the special passes were sold via lottery.

15 stations will have extended weekend ticket office hours both Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23. Most will be opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Paoli station will be open 6:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for sales of the special passes.

The Special One Day Regional Rail Pass will be the only SEPTA fare accepted for travel during the Papal visit weekend. Passes must be purchased at specific station ticket offices.

To find the full list of where passes can be purchased and more information about travel during the Papal visit via SEPTA, click here.

SEPTA also unveiled an updated service map for the Papal Visit weekend Wednesday. The new map highlighted morning arrival and afternoon departure stations.

City officials expect an additional 1.5 million people to visit — many coming to see the pontiff over the weekend of September 26 and 27.

The transit authority will close 251 of its 282 rail stations — subway, regional rail and trolley — to essentially convert the network to express service. Trains will be fully-loaded at one of 31 stops and travel directly into Center City Philadelphia. The empty train will then be turned around and sent back to pick up more people.

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