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SEPTA can take its passengers “across the pond” without leaving the Delaware Valley when they ride one of the Authority’s buses, trains or trolleys to the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Brilliant!”, a tribute to Great Britain. The Flower Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 2-10.
Riders don’t need their passports for this excursion. SEPTA’s “One Day Independence Pass” and “Family Independence Pass” offer customers convenient, economical and unlimited one-day travel on all SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses. The Flower Show is open Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday, March 4-8 from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Showgoers can beat the morning and evening commuter crowds by traveling to the Convention Center before and after rush hour. Independence Passes are not valid on Regional Rail trains arriving to Center City before 9:30 a.m. on weekdays.
The One Day Independence Pass costs $11 per person. The $28 Family Independence Pass
provides unlimited travel for one family of up to five people, traveling together on any one day,
on all regularly scheduled SEPTA service (at least one person, but no more than two, must be 18 years of age or older). While additional fees apply on Regional Rail travel to and from Trenton and West Trenton, NJ, passengers still save when purchasing Independence Passes over individual rail tickets.
Passes can be purchased in advance — they are not activated until the date they are punched by a SEPTA operator, cashier or conductor. Independence Passes are sold at all SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices, SEPTA Sales Offices, the Transit Gift Store and SEPTA Sales Office at 1234 Market Street and online at shop.SEPTA.org. Independence Passes can also be purchased on board SEPTA Regional Rail trains.
As an added bonus, SEPTA customers can purchase discounted Flower Show tickets — $28 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-16 —at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.