It used to be that if I did not get to the train station by midnight, my transportation would turn into a pumpkin and I would turn into a Philadelphia homeless person for the night. I frantically had to run to the train station to use my anywhere trail pass or stay the night in the train station! The last R5 train out to Exton from Philadelphia left Center City around midnight. However – no longer! Septa just added an extra late night train that leaves from 30th Street Station at 11:49 PM or 12:49 AM or 1:49 AM on Friday and Saturday nights http://www.septa.com/service/sched/r5s_sat.html. So this is wonderful!
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 17, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — Free Rides for Passengers after 6:30 PM on Friday, Saturday EveningSEPTA will offer free travel after 6:30 p.m. on all of its Regional Rail Lines this weekend to commemorate its new late-night service.This special promotion will provide passengers with free rides on all trains scheduled to arrive and depart Center City Philadelphia exclusively on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 19 & 20 after 6:30 p.m. each day.SEPTA’s free promotional fare will allow commuters to travel to events in the region using new late-night train service now operating on select routes. Regular SEPTA train fares will be in effect prior to 6:30 p.m.SEPTA has implemented several initiatives to enhance service and accommodate increased passenger ridership levels, including adding extra late-night trains on the R5 Paoli-Thorndale, R6 Norristown and R7 Trenton Lines on Friday and Saturday evenings.