City of Philadelphia – Office of the Mayor, June 16, 2015
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, September 22-25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, September 26-27, 2015.
With more than 1.5 million people expected for the Papal Visit on Saturday and Sunday, and substantial crowds for the World Meeting of Families convening during the week, it is critical for visitors and residents to understand the logistics involved in getting into Center City Philadelphia. Travelers should keep in mind:
•Be prepared to walk to your destination after debarking transit—up to a couple of miles
•Private vehicles will not be a viable transportation option
•Public transportation routes and schedules will be vastly altered for efficiency and capacity
•Continue to check WorldMeeting2015.org for transportation updates and sign up to receive the Papal Visit Playbook, a guide for residents and visitors to navigate Center City neighborhoods during the event.
Information about the modification of transit service throughout the Delaware Valley can be found at this link: Papal Visit Transit Information