Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sunday Sports Express

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 8, 2009) – The Eagles are back in action Sunday, October 11th, after their bye week – and so is SEPTA’s Sports Express service.

Kickoff for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is set for 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field, and SEPTA offers fans the best options for making sure they get to their seats in time to catch all the action.

SEPTA’s game-day service starts at 10:10 a.m. with the launch of Sports Express trains on the Broad Street Line. These trains run every 10 minutes, departing at the Fern Rock Transportation Center and stopping 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. Sports Express service supplements regular Local service on the Broad Street Line. Fans will find Express and Local trains waiting for them at Pattison Avenue after the game.

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

Riders can also take advantage of free Sunday parking at Regional Rail stations, and then take trains into Market East or Suburban stations to connect to the Broad Street Line. From South Jersey, cross 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.

SEPTA offers an economical way to get to the big game. A round trip on the Broad Street Line is just $2.90 with the purchase of a two pack of tokens. Regular one-way cash fare is $2.

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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