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Old 06-13-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Hi, I live in King of Prussia and ride bus 125 to Center City, then catch bus 38 to the Zoo where I am an intern. Besides paying a token and buying a bus transfer, I also pay $2.00 for traveling from Zone 4. That totals about $7.80 every day.

For $5.50, I can buy a Day Pass that is "valid for a single day's travel in either direction on any scheduled transit (bus, trolley, sub-elevated train) route."

That's a great deal for me, as long as I don't have to pay the Zone 4 costs.

Does anyone know if a Day Pass user still has to pay for the Zones?

Thanks,
Bob
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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That actually might work... except that you would have to buy your DayPass at one of the train stations downtown, or maybe the Norristown Transportation Center near you. I don't think it's something you can buy from the bus driver.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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Lightbulb Upon Further Reflection...

... you might be better off just purchasing a weekly Zone 3 Trailpass for $34.50. When I commuted from the city to King of Prussia on the 125 bus, the drivers accepted my Zone 3 pass. You'd still save $4.50 a week compared to what you currently pay, plus you'd have the flexibility of coming into town any day of the week. Since you'd have to go to Norristown anyway to get those DayPasses, you may as well get the Trailpass.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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Thumbs up Problem solved.... day-pass rules

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... you might be better off just purchasing a weekly Zone 3 Trailpass for $34.50. When I commuted from the city to King of Prussia on the 125 bus, the drivers accepted my Zone 3 pass. You'd still save $4.50 a week compared to what you currently pay, plus you'd have the flexibility of coming into town any day of the week. Since you'd have to go to Norristown anyway to get those DayPasses, you may as well get the Trailpass.
Thanks for the good advice, but since I only travel 3 time each week, the weekly and monthly passes cost more than my daily passes.

I sent a note to SEPTA's customer service and got a reply confirming that I don't pay zone charges when I use a day-pass. So that seems to be my best option.

Thanks again for your replies. They are much appreciated.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Oh I assumed that you worked at least five days a week... but I'm glad things worked out. Happy travels!

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Thanks for the good advice, but since I only travel 3 time each week, the weekly and monthly passes cost more than my daily passes.

I sent a note to SEPTA's customer service and got a reply confirming that I don't pay zone charges when I use a day-pass. So that seems to be my best option.

Thanks again for your replies. They are much appreciated.
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