Everything You Need to Know About Eagles Parade Transportation - NBC Philadelphia
Frustrations ran high Wednesday morning as SEPTA sold out of Regional Rail passes at several stations for Thursday's Eagles victory parade.
Fans lined up as early as 3 a.m. Wednesday morning to pick up one of 50,000 special passes when they went on sale at 5 a.m.
As of 10:30 a.m., only 4,000 passes remained.
Limited tickets are still available at Cornwell Heights, Langhorne, Philmont, Chestnut Hill East and Fox Chase, Lansdale/Doylestown and Media. Click here for details.
In an effort to avoid pains felt during the 2008 Phillies parade, SEPTA is limiting its service Thursday to focus on getting passengers to and from the parade. Riders who typically use public transportation to get to work should make alternative plans.
Regional Rail will only run in-bound trains Thursday morning and will stop at a limited number of stations. In the afternoon, Regional Rail will only run out-bound.
Philadelphia riders can rejoice in free subway rides throughout the day. Meanwhile, PATCO is also offering special service for New Jersey passengers. Click here for details.
SEPTA normally services approximately 268,000 riders across its bus, subway, trolley and trains system on an average weekday. With the possibility of more than one million people attending the Eagles parade, they estimate only being to accommodate one of every four attendees, SEPTA general manager Jeff Knueppel said.
"Be prepared for overcrowding," he said.
Transit officials urged riders to plan ahead and be prepared to deal with very crowded conditions. And if you plan on driving expect closed roads, parking restrictions and plenty of delays.
Here's what you need to know however you go:
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