PATCO says service was temporarily suspended in both directions due to a disabled train near the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The one-day passes cost $10 a piece and are being sold only online through a link at the transit agency’s website.
The deadline for online purchases is Sept 1.
On Monday, June 22, 2015 around 9:20 a.m., the victim, a 59-year-old male, was reportedly walking from the PATCO station at 1600 Locust Street when an unknown male approached him.
The Wednesday afternoon train was one of 12 refurbished cars in Patco’s fleet.
Starting today, PATCO will run on a new schedule as work gets underway on the tracks on the north side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The transit company says trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight, when the regular schedule resumes.
PATCO stations remain dark Wednesday morning after severe storms knocked out power in much of the region Tuesday night.
About one hundred thousand people are expected to ride the Speedline each day when the Pope is here, that’s about triple the usual ridership.
The PATCO plan for the pope has express trains running from only four stations: Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Broadway.
Until now, occasional Patco riders had to pay with cash at the ticket machines, and they’d get their change back in dollar coins. No more.
The DRPA board is to vote later this month on a plan to integrate PATCO’s electronic Freedom Fare card with a similar system soon to go into effect on SEPTA.
“We’re going to revise our fare system for the day to provide for either a $2.50, one-way, or $5, round-trip, ticket,” says DRPA deputy CEO Michael Conallen.
DRPA CEO John Hanson said eventually all of the cars will be updated as part of a nearly $200-million project.
Later this week, PATCO riders will actually be able to use the first of the refurbished rail cars along the high speed line.