CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — PATCO will be making some changes on Thursday to accommodate the throngs of Eagles fans heading to Philadelphia for the Super Bowl parade.
You’ll need to use this plan whether you’re coming into work or the parade. Starting in the morning, all service will be into town.
“The stations will be four in New Jersey — Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue and Broadway — and we’ll be running to and from 9th and 10th Streets in Philadelphia,” DRPA CEO John Hanson told KYW Newsradio.
The morning runs will be express from the South Jersey station into the city. At about 1:30, all service will reverse back into South Jersey, stopping at those four stations. Freedom cards are your best bet to pay for the ride. You can buy your tickets at those stations ahead of time, if you want.
It’s not like the agency hasn’t been through this before. DRPA CEO John Hanson remembers back to the last time there was a big parade for the Phillies.
“There were a number of problems back in 2008 and we’ve learned from those problems,” Hanson added. “That’s why we’ll be running directly from the stations and only to one stop instead of trying to stop at every station.”
Hanson candidly expects more than the 80,000 riders the system can handle, so best to be patient and get there early.
If you want to hoof it, the walkway on the Ben Franklin will be open. And that’s free. More information is available on live at ridepatco.org.