New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for pope's visit

New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for

New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia. (Credit: File Photo)

EDISON - New Jersey transportation officials are urging people going to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit next month to be prepared and be patient - or, possibly, stay home.

They laid out plans Thursday for the pope's visit at the end of September.

More than a third of the projected two million people going to Philadelphia for the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27 are expected to pass through New Jersey.

The pope is also holding an invitation-only event at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25.

New Jersey Transit will add trains and buses and adjust service to accommodate more riders.

Adding to the mix, the U.N. General Assembly meets in New York that week and the New York Jets and New York Giants have games at MetLife Stadium.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

From left to right: New Jersey State Trooper 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
The Pascack Valley High School girls lacrosse team 2 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
An Amtrak power problem in one of the 5 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE