Thursday, September 24, 2009

SEPTA Rides Sports Express

I have finally been accepted by the Cool Kids -- SEPTA has added me to their press release list!!!

The first offering:

Will Donovan McNabb play? Is Brian Westbrook healthy enough to line up in the backfield? Will Coach Andy Reid continue his “Wildcat” ways?

While the Eagles face a myriad of questions heading into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, fans can count on one thing: SEPTA is ready with extra service to get them to and from Lincoln Financial Field.

Sports Express trains on the Broad Street Line will run every 10 minutes starting at 10:10 a.m., ensuring fans will have plenty of time to get to their seats for the 1 p.m. kickoff. Sports Express trains depart at the Fern Rock Transportation Center, then stop at Olney, Erie, Girard, Spring Garden, Race-Vine, City Hall and Walnut-Locust, before reaching the Pattison Avenue Station at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia. An average Sports Express trip from City Hall to Pattison Avenue takes just 8 minutes. When the game is over, customers will find Express and Local trains waiting for them at the Sports Complex.

There will also be additional service on the Market-Frankford El, which provides a quick and easy connection to the Broad Street Line at City Hall. A number of bus and trolley routes also provide convenient connections to the subway. Extra SEPTA personnel will be on hand at subway stations to assist customers.

Riders can take advantage of free Sunday parking at Regional Rail stations, then take trains into Market East or Suburban stations to connect to the Broad Street Line. From South Jersey, make the trek over the Ben Franklin Bridge on the PATCO High Speedline, exit at the 12th and 13th and Locust station, then follow the signs in the concourse to the Broad Street Line.

For those making transfers from Regional Rail and other SEPTA services to the Broad Street Line, SEPTA’s Independence Pass offers unlimited one-day travel on all modes at a big savings. An Individual Independence Pass is just $10, while a family of five can travel together for just $25 with the Family Independence Pass. Also, SEPTA customers with weekly and monthly TransPasses and TrailPasses can use their passes for game day travel.

For more information on SEPTA’s Sports Express service, and for full schedule, trip planning and fare information, visit

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