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PATCO Marks 50 Years in Service With Cheap 'Flashback' Rides

The first PATCO train went from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City on Feb. 15, 1969

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    'Flashback Fares' for 50 Years of PATCO

    To celebrate PATCO's 50th anniversary they are bringing back travel fares from 1969. Travelers who ride PATCO Friday morning from will pay 30 to 60 cents. PATCO is also holding a customer appreciation event.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The first PATCO train went from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City on Feb. 15, 1969.

    • To celebrate 50 years of travel between South Jersey and Philly, PATCO is offering "Flashback Fares" Friday morning.

    • Passengers will be able to ride for as little as 30 cents.

    PATCO is celebrating 50 years of transporting passengers between Center City Philadelphia and South Jersey by offering nostalgic fares.

    Friday marks 50 years since PATCO made the inaugural journey from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City on Feb. 15, 1969, the agency says.

    To mark the occasion, PATCO showed its appreciation by offering “Flashback Fares” at all stations from 6 to 11 a.m. Rides cost as little as 30 cents as the transit agency celebrates 1969.

    Here are the Flashback Fares for trips to and from Center City:

    • For Lindenwold, Ashland and Woodcrest stations - 60 cents (presently $3)
    • For Haddonfield, Westmont and Collingswood stations - 50 cents (normally $2.60)
    • For Ferry Avenue Station - 40 cents (presently $2.25)
    • For Broadway and City Hall stations - 30 cents (normally $1.40)

    It will also be cheap to not cross the Ben Franklin Bridge Friday morning:

    • Trips between Philly’s four stations - 30 cents (presently $1.40)
    • Trips between New Jersey’s nine stations - 40 cents (normally $1.60)

    Besides the cheap rides there will be some retro swag. PATCO staff handed out commemorative reproductions of the original 1969 timetable at stations between Lindenwold and Broadway from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday.

    PATCO, state and local officials also held a news conference at 9 a.m. at the Woodcrest Station.