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Brian Dawkins returns to Philadelphia to face his former teammates this weekend as the Eagles take on the Broncos – and SEPTA has the best travel options for fans who are heading down to Lincoln Financial Field for this homecoming.
The Birds square off against Denver at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 27th. In addition to Dawk’s return, the game has major playoff implications. The Eagles clinched a playoff berth with last week’s win over the 49ers, but remain locked in a tight battle for the NFC East title. The Broncos, meanwhile, are fighting for a Wild Card spot in the AFC.
Fans heading to the Linc for this match-up can look forward to the following services from SEPTA:
• A total of 10 Sports Express trains will supplement regular service on the Broad Street Line, running every 10 minutes starting at 1:10 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.
• After the game, fans will find Express and Local trains waiting at Pattison Avenue for the trip home.
There will also be additional service on the Market-Frankford Line, which provides a quick connection to the subway at City Hall. The Broad Street Line is also easily accessible by Regional Rail. Riders are encouraged to take advantage of free weekend parking available at most Regional Rail stations, then take trains to Market East or Suburban stations to connect to the subway. A number of bus and trolley routes also provide quick and easy connections to the Broad Street Line, as does the PATCO High Speedline.
For more information on SEPTA’s Sports Express service, and for full schedule, trip planning and fare information, visit http://www.septa.org/service/sports.html.