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Tickets now available online and at all TVMs along River Line

September 10, 2015


NEWARK, NJ — Customers planning to travel to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis or attend the World Meeting of Families festivities on Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th can now purchase their River Line travel tickets at all Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at any River Line station and also online.  Customers can visit for more information.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance of September 26th as NO ONE will be allowed to ride without a SPECIAL EVENT ticket. Round-trip travel costs $5 and is non-refundable.  Reservation-only tickets will be available for each train leaving within a two-hour window from the Trenton Transit Center.


“NJ TRANSIT wants all our customers to have a seamless travel experience when going to Philadelphia for Pope Francis’ historic visit and for the World Meeting of Families event,’’ said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie’’ Hakim.  “We have decided to open up ticket sales for the River Line to our online customers to make ticket sales both convenient and fast. And allowing transactions at all TVMs along the River Line will provide another flexible option for our customers.’’


There will be limited service on the River Line beginning at 6 a.m. from Trenton and trains will ONLY make stops at Bordentown, Florence, Burlington South, Route 73/Pennsauken, Pennsauken Transit Center and the Walter Rand Transportation Center.


There will be 1,875 available tickets for each two-hour block of time between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a total of 7,500 tickets each day for Saturday and Sunday. Up to four tickets can be purchased in one transaction.


No bicycles are allowed on River Line trains from Thursday, September 24th through and including Sunday, September 27th.


Following the Papal event, River Line trains will leave the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden on a “load-and-go” basis.


The last day to purchase tickets for the River Line service will be Friday, September 25th at 11:30 p.m. or earlier, should these tickets sell out.                                   


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 257 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.