Philadelphia Day Trip

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The N.Y. Division of the ERA is pleased to announce a bus trip to Philadelphia on Sunday, September 25, 2005. Our first stop will afford attendees a walk-through tour of the Callowhill Depot, home to the rebuilt PCCs that began serving the #15 line on September 4. Afterwards, you will have at least two to three hours to ride and photograph the rebuilt PCC cars on the #15 Girard Avenue line. You will have the option to ride other nearby SEPTA lines, including the Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines, each of which intersect with the #15. You should have lunch on your own wherever you wish. In the afternoon, the bus will pick everyone up at a designated time and place and convey everyone to Camden where attendees will have the option to ride the River Line (at one’s own expense) from Camden to Trenton. The charter bus will then pick up the River Line riders in Trenton and return home.

Our chartered bus will depart from Gate #402 of the Port Authority Bus Terminal (note this new departure point!). The bus will leave promptly at 8:15 AM from this point (Stop #1). There will be an additional pickup point in Metropark at the bus stop area in front of the NJ Transit/Amtrak Metropark Station (Stop #2). The pickup at this Stop #2 will be at 8:45 AM (Parking is available at $3.00 in the garage at the station.). Please indicate below at which stop you will be boarding the bus. Our estimated return time to Metropark is 7:00 to 7:30 PM, 7:30 to 8:00 PM to New York City.

Ticket Price: $45 Per Person

Please join us for a special trip to be one of the first to experience the return of the PCC cars to Route #15. The ticket price is $45, and includes your charter bus transportation and the SEPTA rides. Seniors over 65 should bring their Medicare card or other valid ID. The fare for the River Line is not included. For further updates and information, please call 718-784-3643 evenings. This trip operates rain or shine.

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