SEPTA Starts Selling 20,000 Unsold Papal Visit Passes at Stations

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SEPTA is selling papal visit commuter train passes at select stations after an online lottery left about 20,000 unsold.

Sales of the $10 one-day passes started Friday at the city's Jefferson and Suburban stations. They're also available at the 18 outlying stations that'll be open during Francis' Sept. 26-27 visit.

Passes are being sold through Sept. 24 or until supplies run out.

SEPTA's capping ridership at 175,000 for both days of the visit. About 330,000 of the available 350,000 passes were sold in the online lottery.

The passes won't be required the day before Francis arrives, but riders shouldn't count on catching their normal morning train.

Mayor Michael Nutter says commuter trains will operate on a weekend schedule Friday, Sept. 25. Suburban Station will be closed starting 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

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