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RIVER LINE CAPACITY DOUBLED FOR PHILLIES CELEBRATION

All two-car trains during midday hours to accommodate fans attending victory parade

October 30, 2008

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will double the capacity of the River LINE during midday hours Friday, October 31, to accommodate fans traveling to the Phillies victory parade in Center City Philadelphia. After the morning commute, most River LINE trains will continue to run in two-car pairs, providing twice as many seats as normal.

Fans traveling to the parade can ride the River LINE to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and make a quick connection to PATCO trains to Center City. PATCO will operate extra service from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., with trains running every six minutes or less.

River LINE service operates every 15 minutes during the morning peak period and every 30 minutes during midday hours (starting with the 8:28 a.m. departure from Trenton). For complete schedule information, visit www.njtransit.com.

Fans attending the parade can avoid traffic and parking hassles by traveling from the Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride. Parking at the station is free, and the light rail trip to Walter Rand Transportation Center takes about 10 minutes.

The Phillies victory parade will kick off at noon at 20th and Market streets and travel down Broad Street to rallies at Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.

The one-way River LINE fare is $1.35. Seniors, kids (ages 5-11) and customers with disabilities travel for half price—65¢. Children under 5 ride free with an adult.