River Line & PATCO Shop Tours

Saturday, October 19, 2013

River Line & PATCO Shop Tours

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The ERA is pleased to announce a day trip that will include tours of the NJ Transit River Line Shop and the PATCO Lindenwold Shop. We will also ride several different rail lines: NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor, River Line and Atlantic City Line; PATCO; and SEPTA’s Trenton Line. This may be our last trip of the year, so don’t miss it.

Our tour group will catch the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor (Trenton) train currently scheduled to leave New York Penn Station at 8:14 AM We plan to meet in the first car (westernmost car) open for passengers (the actual first car may be closed to passengers). If it is more convenient for you, you can catch this same train at 8:23 AM out of Secaucus Junction or at 8:32 AM out of Newark Penn Station.

In Trenton, we will transfer to a NJ Transit River Line train to 36th Street where we will get a tour of the River Line Shop adjacent to that station. After the tour, we will take the River Line to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden where we will transfer to a PATCO train to Lindenwold, N.J.

After a brief lunch stop, we will get a tour of the PATCO Lindenwold Shop. We will then take the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line to Philadelphia 30th Street Station, and from there we will take a SEPTA Trenton Line train to Trenton and transfer to a NJ Transit Northeast Corridor train back to New York Penn Station. It is estimated that we will return around 8:30 PM, after which you can have dinner on your own.

Ticket Price: $25 Per Person

The price for the trip and shop tours is only $25. This does not include the cost of lunch or fares on any of the trains we will be riding or meals, so bring cash to pay for tickets and food. Please write your email address legibly on the order form (PDF download below) so we can notify you if there are any changes in the arrangements detailed above.

For further updates and information concerning this trip, please e-mail Sid Keyles at sidkeyles@optonline.net or call him at 201-684-9408. This trip operates rain or shine.

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