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SEPTA Enhances Manayunk/Norristown Rail Service For Annual Bike Race

28th Annual Pro-Cycling Tour To Roll Through Manayunk Streets This Weekend

May 31, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 31, 2012)---SEPTA will nearly double normal Sunday service on its Manayunk/Norristown line for the annual Pro-Cycling Tour Crown of Racing event scheduled on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Train stations along the cycling route include East Falls, Wissahickon and Manayunk Station.

Manayunk Station, located near the corner of Carson & Cresson Streets, will provide race-goers with easy walking distance to "The Wall" and other prime viewing spots. Trains to Manayunk Station will operate every 30 minutes inbound and outbound from 7:25 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

After the first three inbound train trips, rail service will originate at Norristown Transportation Center. Shuttle bus service will be provided every 30 minutes from Elm Street and Main Street Stations to Norristown Transportation Center from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Shuttle buses will also meet outbound trains at the Norristown Transportation Center every 30 minutes from 8:47 a.m. until 7:23 p.m., before transporting passengers to Main and Elm Street Stations.

Regular Sunday schedules will be in effect for all other Regional Rail Lines. Customers should check the schedules at www.septa.org to ensure their return trips can be completed.

Customers can view the special race day schedule at www.septa.org.

Single and Family One-Day Independence passes provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA services including Regional Rail to the race for one low price. Advance tickets can be purchased from SEPTA ticket agents or at shop.SEPTA.org.

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