An important notice for GPCC Members from SEPTA: UPDATED: SEPTA Special One Day Regional Rail Pass Lottery for Papal Visit

July 28, 2015

Please visit SEPTA’s website for full information.

REGIONAL RAIL

With the extraordinary number of people expected to attend events during the Papal Visit, SEPTA will be more than doubling Regional Rail service capacity on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 by modifying the regular weekend operations plan.

On these dates, trains will ONLY operate from the 18 stations listed below – ALL OTHER SEPTA STATIONS WILL BE CLOSED.

A limited number of Special One Day Regional Rail Passes and Special One Day Regional Rail Reduced Fare Passes, for Riders with Disabilities and Seniors, will be sold for travel on Saturday and travel on Sunday through a Lottery.

Special One Day Regional Rail Pass $10.00

Special One Day Regional Rail Reduced Fare Pass $5.00

You can purchase up to 10 Passes for the Station you select including the Special One Day Regional Rail Passes and Reduced Fare Passes

You will need to purchase a pass for each day you plan to travel and both Special One Day Regional Rail Passes will be valid for use by only one person.

SEPTA Special One Day Regional Rail Pass Lottery

SEPTA will hold a lottery to randomly select the individuals eligible to purchase the Special One Day Regional Rail Passes good for Regional Rail travel on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015. Everyone who enters the lottery will have a chance to be selected but given the limited number of Passes available for each station, not everyone will be selected to purchase Passes.

Only one Entry Form per person will be placed in the Lottery – multiple entries from the same person will not be placed in the random drawing.

What You Need to Know – Important Dates

The Lottery will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on the 3rd (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
All valid submissions will have the same chances of winning the lottery, regardless of what time within this window that you submit an entry. Before you submit your entry, please remember to fill in all the required fields and print a copy of the screen for your records

The first round of Lottery winners will be selected by random drawing. These winners will receive an email onThursday, August 6th with a link to a secured website to complete the purchase of their Special One Day Regional Rail Passes

Pass purchases for the first round of randomly selected winners MUST be completed between August 6 and August 9. Each on-line purchase will include a Shipping Fee of $1.95.

Tips on Filling Out the Entry Form

Please remember the Special One Day Regional Rail Pass will be the ONLY fare accepted