SEPTA Unveils New Interactive Pope Map
SEPTA has released a new, interactive map for people who are traveling on Regional Rail lines on September 26th and 27th, the weekend Pope Francis in in town.
The tool provides information about station locations, directions, on-site parking, bike racks, pedestrian pathways, drop-off points, road closures and more.
It’s a little janky at first: To access it, you have to click on a specific Regional Rail station on this map, and then you’re directed to an interactive map (see below). At that point, though, it’s pretty useful.
To use Regional Rail when His Holiness is in Philly, you have to purchase a $10-a-day Papal Visit Pass. SEPTA has so far sold more than 113,700 weekend passes out of an available 350,000. SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams stressed that at the current rate there will nonetheless be a “high volume of riders that will be using these stations, in many cases 10 times the regular Saturday or Sunday ridership.”