Most will win SEPTA papal lottery, but riders might not get first choice

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 (Image via SEPTA)

(Image via SEPTA)

Looks like people who want take SEPTA’s regional rail trains into Philadelphia for the papal visit are going to get them.  They may not be guaranteed their first choice of station. 

SEPTA’s Jerri Williams says although it appears that there are enough passes to go around they are working on how many people want to travel on each regional rail line.

“Those 38,000 entries we’ve looked at them and it actually equals to 328,045 requests for passes.  We have 350,000 passes available,” Williams said.  “So it sounds like everyone who entered the lottery was able to get a pass.  That’s not actually correct.”

SEPTA and its partners are working on sorting all the pass requests says Williams.

“There may be stations that are sold out, and there are definitely are stations that are not,” she said.  “We need to look at that and as we go through the process let people know that they didn’t get their first choice maybe their second choice maybe their third choice are still available.”

The e-mails giving people the opportunity to buy the passes will go out over the next few days.

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