Sunday, September 13, 2015

Papal Visit 2015. Increased Amtrak service and important travel information

Received the following via email.  

All Philadelphia-bound Amtrak trains require reservations September 25 – 28 


The 2015 Papal Visit
Book your travel to Philadelphia now to ensure your reservation
Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in September, marking his first-ever visit to the United States, and the city is bracing for more than 1.5 million visitors for the weekend of September 26 – 27. In addition to adding trains to help travelers get around during Pope Francis' visit, Amtrak® is working with city officials to ensure a safe and memorable weekend. You can visit us here to learn more about the special procedures that will be implemented to help ensure public safety and aid in crowd control during the Papal Visit.

Since all Amtrak trains will require reservations starting Friday, September 25, through Monday, September 28, we are encouraging passengers to book tickets now in order to ensure your reservation.