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NJ TRANSIT Selling Papal Rail Passes

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Passengers planning to ride NJ TRANSIT trains to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia need to get tickets in advance.

Special, limited rail passes will go on sale at noon Saturday.

NJ TRANSIT's Atlantic City rail line and River Line will operate limited service on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. No tickets will be sold during the pope's visit.

LINKS: NJ TRANSIT Papal Visit Plans | NJ DOT Papal Visit Plans

Atlantic City Rail Line trains will operate hourly express service to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days. Only 4,140 tickets are available each day.

River Line trains will operate between Trenton and Camden with limited stops.

No other fares, including monthly passes, Family SuperSaver or cash, will be accepted on the Atlantic City Rail Line or River Line.

"It's also important to note for people new to our system and especially our regular customers that this will not be a typical weekend travel experience and we urge everyone to plan accordingly," NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Ronnie Hakim said earlier this week.

Tickets for Atlantic City trains are available at the city's rail terminal or online here.

River Line tickets are sold at stations in Trenton, Bordentown, Florence, Burlington South, Route 73/Pennsauken and Pennsauken Transit Center.

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