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Old 04-11-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'm trying to surprise my husband for his birthday and take him to the lego convention at the Pennsylvania expo center. We do not drive and I'm at a loss for ways to get from nyc to the expo center 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA 19456 using public transportation. Any one have any ideas.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:44 AM
 
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Doing some Googling and looking at various SEPTA maps, it appears that the first thing you would do is take Amtrak to 30th St. Station or New Jersey Transit to Trenton and then a SEPTA train to 30th St. Station. After that, you would take the Manayunk/Norristown SEPTA train to the Norristown Transit Center. Bus 99 apparently goes from the Norristown Transit Center to the Expo Center. Enjoy the convention.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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From the Expo Center's website:

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Public Transportation
  • SEPTA bus line 99 stops in the Expo parking lot. To plan your trip to Expo using SEPTA, please use their trip planning tool here: SEPTA Trip Planner.
  • If you will be taking Amtrak into Philadelphia, the main hub will be Amtrak 30th Street Station in Center City. From 30th Street, there are three main ways to get to Expo:
    1. You can take the Manayunk/Norristown Train to the Norristown Transportation Center, and pick up the 99 bus from there.
    2. You can take the 124 or 125 buses to where they intersect the 99 bus route and transfer (check the SEPTA Trip Planner or Google Maps Directions for details).
    3. Take a taxi. While we cannot provide estimates of cost, the trip will be roughly 25 miles and should last around 35 minutes.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Uber it from Norristown transportation center to the convention center - 20 mins , 9 miles.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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The surprise is a nice and thoughtful idea, but ... ick. You're going to have to get from the Bronx to Penn Station, then take Amtrak to 30th St (or NJT to Trenton, then SEPTA to 30th St), then SEPTA to Norristown, then the 99 bus or Uber to Oaks. That's 4 or 5 hops each way, which I'd guess would take about 3-3 1/2 hours minimum. And bear in mind that the convention is on a weekend, when buses and trains run less frequently.
I don't want to be a buzzkill, just want to be realistic.
Do either of you have a friend who [a] shares the same interest and [b] would be willing to drive?
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