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December 19, 2017

Taking SEPTA this holiday season? Here's what you need to know

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SEPTA Regional Rail Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A Philadelphia-bound SEPTA Regional Rail train stops at the East Falls Station in October 2017.

SEPTA and other public transportation agencies have released special schedules this week for the upcoming holiday weekend.

So for those of you using public transportation to travel to your family gatherings around the Philadelphia region, read on.

SEPTA's Regional Rail will run on holiday timetables for Christmas Day on Monday. Expect trains to run every two or three hours, depending on the line.

The service will operate on regular schedules for all other days.

Some lines will also run late to accommodate fans traveling home from the Eagles' Christmas Night match-up with the Oakland Raiders at Lincoln Financial Field.

Ticket offices at 30th Street, Suburban and Jefferson stations in Philly will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. A number of offices located at Regional Rail stops will operate from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.

SEPTA's buses, subway lines and trolleys will run on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, the transportation authority said.

Holiday information and schedules provided by the authority can be found here.

PATCO is set to run on holiday schedules on Friday, Dec. 22 and on Christmas Day, both of which can be viewed here.