SEPTA Papal Pass Lottery for Suburban Trolleys, Norristown High Speed Line Open Now

Winners can buy $10 3-day passes on the Norristown High Speed Line, Trolley Routes 101 and 102.

Norristown High-Speed Line train

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SEPTA today opened the lottery for three-day papal passes on its suburban transit routes — the Norristown High Speed Line and Trolley routes 101 and 102. There will be 5,600 tickets will be sold for each of the two trolley routes, and 20,000 will be available for the Norristown line.

Those looking to enter the lottery have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to do so at SEPTA’s lottery web site.

As we told you last week, the three-day pass will cover trips to and from Philadelphia from Saturday, September 26th, to Monday, September 28th. Like with the regional rail passes, the suburban transit pass will cost $10. Also like the regional rail passes, suburban pass buyers will have to select a time slot — 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., or 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — and specific station (plus alternate choices) on the line they are using.

Route 101 will serve just the Springfield Mall and Leamy Avenue stations. Route 102 will make stops only at the North Street and Clifton-Aldan stations. Passengers using the Norristown High Speed Line must embark and disembark at either Gulph Mills or Villanova.

All three lines will transport riders to the 69th Street transportation hub, where they can transfer to the Market-Frankford Line to 30th Street Station. On the outbound trip, MFL trains will begin leaving 30th Street Station after 5:30 p.m.

On September 28th, suburban pass holders can use their pass on any SEPTA service except for Regional Rail.

Lottery winners will have the chance to purchase up to 10 passes each for Routes 101 and 102 and the Norristown High Speed Line.

There are also $5 passes (1 each) for seniors and riders with disabilities available to riders with valid PA Disability Transit ID cards or Medicare cards.

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