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#1 KevinKorell

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

WPVI-TV, 6-ABC in Philadelphia, PA, 2/6/18:

 


NJ Transit releases Eagles Super Bowl parade plan

 

NJ TRANSIT said it is adjusting service on rail, bus and River LINE light rail to accommodate the Philadelphia Eagles victory parade on Thursday February 8th, 2018 following the team's win in Super Bowl LII.

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:14 PM

CBS Philadelphia, 2/6/18:

 


 

PATCO Plan For Eagles’ Super Bowl Parade: Service Changes And A Plea For Patience

 

 

PATCO will be making some changes on Thursday to accommodate the throngs of Eagles fans heading to Philadelphia for the Super Bowl parade

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

Philadelphia, PA Business Journal, 2/6/18:

 


 

SEPTA announces service changes & free subway, MFL rides for Thursday Super Bowl parade

 

 

The Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines will be free Thursday, one of several changes SEPTA said would happen to its services Thursday to accommodate the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory parade through the city.

 

 

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SEPTA's event-specific website for the day's service



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:39 AM

SEPTA.org:

 
Independence Blue Cross to Sponsor FREE Market-Frankford & Broad Street Line Rides for Eagles Championship Parade on Thursday, Feb. 8

 

Significant Service Adjustments, Including Limited Regional Rail Stops, Will Be In Place

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA (February 6, 2018) - To help fans celebrate the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory, SEPTA has partnered with Independence Blue Cross to offer free rides on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines during the Championship Parade on Thursday, Feb. 8. SEPTA will also make significant service adjustments, including limited stops on Regional Rail for service to-and-from Center City.

 

The parade will begin at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, continue north on Broad Street to City Hall, and then onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To better control crowds with available personnel, and to allow for more efficient service, SEPTA will consolidate stops on rail lines. Regional Rail will operate inbound-only in the morning and outbound-only after the parade.

 

Below are highlights of the major service adjustments for parade day. Riders are urged to check the special Eagles Parade section of SEPTA's website for more details at http://www.septa.org/eagles.

 

Free Rides on Market-Frankford & Broad Street Lines
The Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines are the best options for travel to-and-from the parade. Thanks to support from Independence Blue Cross, rides on both lines are free on Thursday. (Please note that regular fares apply for all other SEPTA services.)

 

The Market-Frankford Line provides access to Center City from many suburban communities via 69th Street Transportation Center, with connections to the Norristown High Speed Line, the Routes 101 and 102 Trolley Lines, and multiple bus routes. The Market-Frankford Line also connects to outlying points with bus and trackless trolley service at Frankford Transportation Center. To get to the Broad Street Line, customers can connect from multiple bus routes at Fern Rock Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center and other stations.

 

Trains on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines will run every 5-7 minutes starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday. SEPTA will utilize as many rail cars as possible to provide added capacity for riders. The following stations will be open, although additional closures are possible depending on crowds:

 

Market-Frankford Line:
Frankford Transportation Center, Arrott Transportation Center, Erie-Torresdale, Allegheny, Huntingdon, Girard, 2nd Street, 8th Street, 13th Street, 30th Street, 40th Street, 46th Street, 52nd Street, 60th Street and 69th Street Transportation Center.

 

Broad Street Line:
Fern Rock Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center, Wyoming, Erie, North Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore, Girard, Race-Vine, Walnut-Locust, Ellsworth-Federal, Snyder and AT&T.

 

Real-Time Updates:
Real-time travel updates will be posted on SEPTA's homepage at http://www.septa.org, and on Twitter @SEPTA_SOCIAL before, during and after the parade. Service alerts will also be sent to local news media outlets. Please note: Due to the parade-day service changes, information on SEPTA App may not be accurate. Riders should instead refer to the special Eagles Parade section of SEPTA's website,
http://www.septa.org/eagles, for schedule details and look for real-time updates on the homepage and

 

Parking Limited: Plan for Drop-offs:
SEPTA is urging customers who are planning to use rail services to arrange to be dropped off at or near their station. Parking will be limited at SEPTA stations and surrounding locations, and available spots are expected to fill up quickly.

 

For more information about traveling on SEPTA during the Eagles Parade, please visit http://www.septa.org/eagles.

 



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

PATCO alert:

 


 

Eagles Super Bowl Parade Schedule

 

PATCO will run a modified schedule on Thursday 2/8 for the Eagles parade. Press release details here: http://www.ridepatco...&pubnumber=3786



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:02 AM

NJT news release 2/7/18:

ATLANTIC CITY RAIL LINE TICKET SALES SUSPENDED TO AND FROM PHILADELPHIA EAGLES PARADE
 

 

 

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT has suspended further ticket sales for the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) due to high volume of ticket purchases in advance of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.  The ACRL ticket sales suspension applies to all travel between Atlantic City and 30th Street in Philadelphia including all intermediate stations. 

 

All customers will need pre-purchased tickets to board the ACRL for the entire service day on Thursday, February 8th.  Customers who are traveling the ACRL on Wednesday, February 7th will be able to purchase tickets on board the train without the surcharge.

 

The following adjustments will be made for ticket-holding customers only:

 

Rail for ticket-holding customers only

 

  • Limited additional capacity will be added to select existing Atlantic City Rail Line trains.
  • An extra train will operate between Atlantic City and Philadelphia 30th St. station, departing Atlantic City at 8:26 a.m. and arriving in Philadelphia at 10:05 a.m.
  • An extra train will depart Philadelphia at 4:19 p.m., arriving in Atlantic City at 6:12 p.m.

 

Bus

  • Customers are advised that capacity on all bus service in this area will be limited with expected crowding conditions.
  • Prior to 8:00 a.m., all Philadelphia bus routes will operate regular routing.  All a.m. service on the 414/417/555 routes will go to 30th St. station as scheduled.
  • From 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., all Philadelphia bus service will be adjusted due to street closures and will make a single stop in Center City Philadelphia at 6th/Race St.  While this adjusted service is operating, customers should plan to be at 6th/Race St. at the arrival times shown on the timetable. 
  • Customers riding Greyhound Terminal routes (313/315/317/551) must go to 6th/Race St. at the normal Greyhound departure time shown on the timetable.
  • During p.m. peak period, routes 414/417/555 will NOT board at 30th Street Station.  Customers must go to the 6th/Race stop and use the existing Market/7th Streets departure time shown on their timetable for guidance.
  • After 7:00 p.m., all Philadelphia service will be restored to regular routing.

 

IMPORTANT:  Customers at Walter Rand Transportation Center have the option to walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge pedestrian walkway.  Be advised this walk is approximately 1.9 miles. 

 

River LINE

  • River LINE service will operate trains between Trenton and the Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC) in Camden and an additional train will provide service connecting the Waterfront Entertainment Center and WRTC. 
  • River LINE will maintain 15-minute peak period service throughout the mid-day hours and additional capacity will be added throughout the day.

 

Access Link

  • Access Link will cancel all trips to and from Philadelphia.

 

NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on all trains and buses to and from Philadelphia as well as all River LINE light rail vehicles on Thursday, February 8th. This policy will be strictly enforced.  As a reminder, all beverages, including alcohol, are not permitted on NJ TRANSIT buses at any time regardless of event. Disorderly, agressive or intoxicated behavior will not be tolerated.

 

Customers are reminded to remain vigilant for any suspicious activity while on the NJ TRANSIT system. If you see something, say something.  To call in a tip, dial 1-888-TIPS-NJT or text a tip to NJTPD (65873).

 

Note:  Customers are advised that SEPTA will have limited service between Trenton and Philadelphia 30th St. station.  This includes NO SERVICE FROM TRENTON AFTER 7:14 A.M.

 

 

Travel tips

 

Ticketing:  Purchase round-trip tickets at the start of your trip to speed your return by avoiding lines at Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and use the MyTix feature of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, which is available for free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android device, to make the purchase even easier. To make a purchase, customers simply install the app and then create an account, which will securely save a customer’s profile information and purchase history for ease of use.

  • Check Schedules in Advance:  Plan your trip online to familiarize yourself with available trains and buses. 
  • Allow Extra Travel Time and Travel Early:  Traffic congestion during the parade may affect bus travel times to and from Philadelphia, so customers should plan accordingly.
  • Be patient: Customers should expect crowded conditions on trains, buses and light rail vehicles as well as on platforms and in stations.  
  • Non-parade customers:  Regular weekday customers NOT attending the parade are encouraged to adjust their travel plans to before or after the festivities if possible.
  • Station announcements:  Customers should listen to announcements at stations and from crew members for any travel changes.

 

  • Social media:  Stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Search for rail, bus or light rail-specific Twitter accounts for the best information.
    • Twitter:  @NJTRANSIT
      • Atlantic City Rail Line @NJTRANSIT_ACRL
      • River LINE @NJTRANSIT_RL
      • South Jersey Bus @NJTRANSIT_SBUS
    • Facebook:  facebook.com/NJTRANSIT
    • YouTube Channel:  TheNewJerseyTransit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Luggage:  Travel as light as possible.  Customers should check with the event for regulations on what size bags are admissible.

 

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

E-mail alerts from PATCO


7:35 AM:

Woodcrest Parking Lots CLOSED

 
 
At this time, all the parking lots at Woodcrest are being closed due to full capacity.

8:09 AM:

Lindenwold Parking Lots CLOSED

 
 
At this time, all parking lots at Lindenwold station are closed due to full capacity.



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