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Old 03-31-2010, 02:58 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If I am reading the information correctly, it looks like a monthly Amtrak pass is $189 and a monthly SEPTA pass is $163.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:16 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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If I am reading the information correctly, it looks like a monthly Amtrak pass is $189 and a monthly SEPTA pass is $163.
Amtrak Keystone is a intercity service so it will always cost more , but Amtrak is usually faster then septa.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Looking at the SEPTA R5 schedule, it appears there is one express train (called the "Great Valley Flyer") that runs during the morning and evening rush hours and would shave about 20 minutes off the train ride each way.

Can anyone comment on the Great Valley Flyer? I imagine the express train is probably packed to the gills, right?

Also...another question. If I buy a monthly SEPTA pass for regional rail, can I also use it on the inner-city buses and subways (like the El?)
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Looking at the SEPTA R5 schedule, it appears there is one express train (called the "Great Valley Flyer") that runs during the morning and evening rush hours and would shave about 20 minutes off the train ride each way.

Can anyone comment on the Great Valley Flyer? I imagine the express train is probably packed to the gills, right?

Also...another question. If I buy a monthly SEPTA pass for regional rail, can I also use it on the inner-city buses and subways (like the El?)
I've never taken the Great Valley Flyer so I can't comment on any sardine-like qualities.

But yes, your pass will be good for any SEPTA bus, light rail trolley or subway within the system. It will also be accepted for the whole commuter rail system as well during off-peak hours, including weekends... although your pass will cover virtually everywhere already except Trenton, NJ and anywhere in DE.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Awesome, thanks!

I am still in a bit of sticker shock as I was paying $93/month to ride on the NJ Transit train (although NJ Transit is hiking fares soon I hear).
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