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Regional trains running to 2 Philly hubs during pope's visit

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2015 5:16 PM
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Conductor Richard Murray is seen in front of a SEPTA Silverliner V passenger train car in Philadelphia in this 2010 file photo.

(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia commuter trains will run special service to two of the city's three main stations during Pope Francis' September visit, shuttling passengers from a limited number of suburban outposts.

SEPTA says trains on six lines will stop at Jefferson Station and four will stop at 30th Street Station.

The Media/Elwyn line and some Airport Line trains will terminate at University City.

Suburban Station won't operate during the Sept. 26-27 visit. It's located near where more than 1 million people are expected for a Papal Mass.

Passengers must have a $10 Papal Visit pass, available online July 20. They must specify their home station and select a window of time they're traveling when purchasing the one-day passes.

SEPTA's limiting how many passes are available to keep crowds consistent with capacity.

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