PATCO Closes 4 Stations

When PATCO closed four stations at midnight on Sunday they cited the health and safety of its workers and passengers as well the steep decline in ridership since state curfews measures were put in place in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The following stations will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday because of the expanding COVID-19 pandemic: Ashland, Westmont, Camden City Hall and 12/13th & Locust St. In addition, the West Headhouse Entrance to the Broadway Station will close, but riders will be directed to use the Walter Rand Transportation Center entrance to the station.

Santa's Silver Sleigh

Children and adults alike will enjoy the opportunity to ride the train with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Specially decorated PATCO trains will make three trips, leaving the Lindenwold station at 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. and picking up passengers at all stops along the way. After enjoying their ride with Santa and his elves, complete with seasonal music, Santa’s Sleigh passengers can shop at Christmas Village in Love Park, check out the light show and “Christmas Carol” display at Macy’s or strap on their ice skates at the Rothman Rink at City Hall, among many other family-friendly activities. To travel in style with Santa, be ready to board the Silver Sleigh at special departure times that are in addition to the normal Saturday schedule. Regular fares apply for all customers aged five and older; children four and under ride free. For more information, call (856) 772-6968/6905. Westmont – 9:18 a.m., 10:48 a.m. or 12:18 p.m.; Collingswood – 9:20 a.m., 10:50 a.m. or 12:20 p.m.; Ferry Avenue – 9:22 a.m., 10:52 a.m. or 12:22 p.m.

PATCO Owl Service to Begin

As a result of recommendations by a task force PATCO will introduce Owl Service on December 7th from 12 a.m. Midnight to 4 a.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. on weekends. The goals of the task force were to increase police presence, keep as many stations open as possible and maintain 24-hour service. All stations remain open 24/7/365 with the exception of 9/10th & Locust St. Station which is currently closed between 12:07 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. daily. Trains will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 45 minutes. A police officer will be onboard owl trains from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on weekdays and from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends. Only one train will be in the system making a continuous loop during the owl hours.
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