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SEPTA To Provide Extra Regional Rail Service To Weekend Cycling Championship

June 02, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA - So you don't miss a moment of the action, SEPTA will provide extra R6 Norristown Regional Rail service as pedal power takes to the streets of Center City, Fairmount Park, East Falls, and Manayunk, for the 26th annual Philadelphia International Cycling Championship on Sunday, June 6th.

SEPTA's enhanced R6 Norristown Regional Rail service is the fastest, easiest way to get to the event without the hassle of negotiating traffic and parking along the race route. Norristown Line trains will run every 30 minutes beginning with Train #4207, the 7:48 a.m. departure from Elm Street-Norristown and Train #6600, the 7:20 a.m. departure from 30th Street Station, until approximately 8:30 p.m. offering fans improved access to the furious 156 mile competition. The most grueling portion of the course and popular fan gathering area - "The Wall" - is just steps away from the Manayunk Station.

To make your ride even more convenient, there are nearly 1,900 parking spaces in SEPTA lots along the R6 Norristown Line. All SEPTA parking lots offer free parking on weekends.

Last year, an additional 16,000 passengers used the R6 Norristown Line to the race compared to typical Sunday ridership.

SEPTA ticket offices will be open between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Norristown Transportation Center Regional Rail Station, Conshohocken Station, Manayunk Station and East Falls Station. Spectators are encouraged to plan ahead by purchasing an Independence Pass or round-trip ticket prior to your trip either from a ticket agent or by mail at shop.SEPTA.org.

During the competition, SEPTA bus Routes 7, 9, 27, 32, 33, 35, 38, 43, 48, 61, 65, 124, 125, K, and R will operate on local detours.

For additional information, contact SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.