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At Jefferson Station you should be fine, because there are only two platforms, one for trains going east (tracks 1 and 2) and one for trains going west (tracks 3 and 4). The train from Yardley to Jefferson goes the same direction as the train from Jefferson to Airport (west), so you shouldn't have to change platforms if you change trains at Jefferson. (See ...


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Philadelphia International Airport (phl) is well-connected to the city via the Airport Line, one of the Regional Rail lines operated by SEPTA, the local transit authority. This is by far the most reliable way to get from the airport to the Center City area. See SEPTA's Service to Philadelphia International Airport page for more information. The Airport ...


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This is Kevin from SEPTA Customer Service. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please know that it can be difficult to accurately predict the correct track number for every single train. TrainView at SEPTA.org (http://trainview.septa.org/ ) does list the track numbers for Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street stations for trains if you select the train ...


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How large is your suitcase? Amtrak's carry-on rules, historically speaking, are loosely enforced compared to the airlines. They announced a stricter policy as of October 1, 2015, but it is still quite generous— two bags weighing up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) each plus two personal items weighing up to 25 pounds (11.3kg) each for free, then $20 for additional ...


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As of Thursday July 3, 2014 the EWR AirTrain is back in operation. The Port Authority of NY/NJ press release on the shutdown includes the high-level details of the shutdown and the alternatives - including shuttle buses that will be added, along with standard bus lines that are available. At this stage they have not announced many details of the shuttles ...


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Your title and your question don't match. So I'm not sure what you're asking, but I'll answer both questions. Do I need to check out and check in my baggage again in transit airport? Yes. You must gather your checked bag and pass through US customs at the airport where you enter the country. Then you must re-check your bag (even if on the same airline), ...


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As of the Summer of 2017, Philadelphia is in the midst of transitioning to a contactless chip card called SEPTA Key for all modes of public transport. The prior system was complicated, and involved different methods of payment depending on the mode of transport. Pre-SEPTA Key (through 2017, but soon to be deprecated) Rapid transit, busses, and trolleys ...


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I don't know how accurate it is but Wikipedia shows a track layout for most major stations: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Station_(SEPTA) showing which routes call at which platform, unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with the question to answer if it would be suitable, do edit if you have more familiarity with the system and can work it out.


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The most objective evaluation you're likely to find is TripAdvisor reviews. National Zoological Park: 4.0, 3800 reviews The Maryland Zoo: 4.0, 559 reviews Philadelphia Zoo: 4.5, 1489 reviews Personally, I'd go with the Philadelphia Zoo even if it wasn't the highest rated because I see on Wikipedia it is America's first chartered zoo and that makes it a ...


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While bad luck is always possible with bus traffic, I've found Megabus's scheduled arrival times to be pretty accurate between Philly and New York. At morning rush hour they use the bus-only lane for the last ~3 miles before the Lincoln Tunnel, so you zip past the cars stuck in traffic and it ends up being only a few minutes slower than at other times.


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The official page of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia (click English in the top right corner after you open the page if the page is in Italian) has all the informations you need (forms and instructions are in the bottom part of the page) prepare all the required documents and schedule the appointment. From their FAQs: How long will it take ...


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You can bring your suitcase on the Amtrak train. There are overhead bins (or racks on some trains) and an area at the end of each car for oversize bags. Unless your bag is the size of an old steamer trunk, you should have no troubles. When they say "no checked baggage", they mean you have to handle the bags yourself.


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Safe in what way? I'd say it is as safe as any North American city in downtown areas. Take regular precautions, be mindful of your surroundings, keep bags closed, leave valuables at home or in hotel room. I would walk from the hotel to the Barnes Foundation; but maybe not from the train station, especially with luggage as it does not look nice (safe, but ...


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11:30pm at Newark Airport is a tricky time for getting to Philadelphia. If you were arriving just a bit earlier, you could take NJTransit train leaving Newark Airport at 11:02pm weekdays and change to SEPTA Trenton line arriving in 2 - 2.5 hours for $28. Since it will be too late for that, here are other plausible options, ordered from fastest to cheapest: ...


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The other option, if you can make it would be: Get the NJ Transit bus (check the route here) at Terminal B to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Get the NY City Transit (Subway) 7 from Time Sq. St. 42 to 34th Street-Hudson Yards Arrive in time for the 1:15 Megabus to Philadelphia. EDIT: This will have a longer travel time but you will reach Philadelphia ...


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As it happens, I passed through the area last weekend and parked at Ferry Avenue to see for myself. Gated parking is indeed open and free on weekends, but not obviously so. The gates are closed, but if you drive up to one, ignoring all the signs about needing a payment card, it will simply open automatically for you. Exiting is the same. The free lots, ...


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Actually my experience tells me, that it is mostly not a matter of the airline. At least in Europe it works pretty well beyond airline, international and intercontinental flights. From my travel experience in Asia, once you change from national to international flights, it happens fairly frequent that you have to collect your luggage. What I remember, if ...


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Apart from finding a bus, as mentioned by Karlson in his reply, if you prefer to take a train, you have few options In case your suitcase is within prescribed dimensions of 28" x 22 " x 14" and weighs not more than 50 lbs, then you can take an Amtrak train from Newark Liberty International Airport station. This station can be easily reached from any ...


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