By Kim Glovas
BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — SEPTA Regional Rail service into town was back up and running on the second morning of the Papal Weekend.
SEPTA’s Cornwells Heights train station saw moderate crowds on Sunday, Day 2 of the papal visit. Lines were relatively short and trains were on time. Mary Louise Thomas of Langhorne, Pa. said this was her second day taking the train to see Pope Francis.
“We went down yesterday and we had a wonderful time,” she said. “SEPTA was amazing. There was no wait. We hopped on the train, and it was easy going through 30th Street Station. The event was absolutely breathtaking. Coming back, no problems with SEPTA what so ever. Everything was wonderful.”
Many passengers who hopped on board had their agendas ready for the hours leading up to the Papal mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Melanie Sciochetti from Holland, Pa. explained what she and her friends were going to do to eat up the hours before the 4 p.m. event.
“We’re going to hang out. We have some cards, we have some food,” she said. “Getting down I don’t think it’s going to be a problem. Coming home, I’m just a little concerned because there is going to be so many people leaving at the same time. That’s more of a concern than getting down.”
SEPTA said it was not having any issues with riders going through AT&T station due to the buses.
The transit agency said it was experiencing higher ridership numbers with respect to the regional lines.
SEPTA was reporting minimum wait times at AT&T station of 15 minutes.