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SEPTA has extra service on deck as the Phillies try to close out the Los Angeles Dodgers and move on to the World Series.
The Fightin’ Phils take on the Dodgers in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, October 21. Lefty Cole Hamels is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at 8:07 p.m. A win puts the Phillies back in the World Series – and SEPTA is ready to get fans to the ballpark for all the action.
Sports Express trains on the Broad Street Line will supplement regular service to accommodate Phillies fans, as well as those heading next door to see AC/DC try to blow the roof off the Wachovia Center.
Fans and concert-goers riding SEPTA can expect quick and convenient travel to the Sports Complex:
• Ten Sports Express Trains will be deployed on the Broad Street Line, running every 10 minutes starting at 6:18 p.m.
• Sports Express trains depart at the Fern Rock Transportation Center, and 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.
• There will be extra service on the Market-Frankford Line, which provides an easy connection to the Broad Street Line at City Hall.
• Express and Local trains will be waiting at Pattison Avenue after these events to get fans back home.
The Broad Street Line is easily accessible from other SEPTA services. In addition to the Market-Frankford Line, a number of bus and trolley routes provide connections. Regional Rail riders can also make a quick transfer by getting off at either Suburban or Market East stations. It’s also convenient for those coming in from South Jersey – just take the PATCO High Speedline to the 12th and 13th and Locust Station and follow the signs to the Broad Street Line.
For more information on SEPTA’s service for Phillies’ playoff games and other events – and for full schedule and fare information, as well as trip-planning tools – visit www.septa.org