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NJ TRANSIT AND RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HOST HOLIDAY LIGHT RAIL “POLAR EXPRESS”
Families Enjoy Light Rail Ride that Recreates the “Polar Express”
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December 7, 2019
CAMDEN, NJ –NJ TRANSIT’s River LINE transformed into a magical “Polar Express” ride for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey on Saturday, December 7th. The special holiday program, now in its third year, included a surprise visit from Santa Claus who delivered goodies to the families of children battling childhood illnesses to enjoy this holiday season.
“Transporting kids from the Ronald McDonald House into the holiday magic of the Polar Express is such a special event that allows the children to be a part of cherished memories with their family and friends,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “I want to thank all the NJ TRANSIT employees and other volunteers who work so hard to recreate the fairytale train ride from this classic children’s book.”
Families were accompanied to the light rail station by the New Jersey Transit Police and the Camden Fire Department. Guests were greeted on the platform by a live string band and given a golden ticket before boarding the “Polar Express.” Once on board, they were immersed in a simulated winter wonderland inside the light rail vehicle decorated by volunteer elves who also lead the caroling.
The “Polar Express” ride departed the Waterfront Entertainment Complex at 11:30 a.m. for its two-hour festive ride between Camden and Burlington South.
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