Friday, April 15, 2011

SEPTA's Sports Express This Weekend

SEPTA has extra service ready for fans heading to the Sports Complex for a big weekend, highlighted by Flyers playoff action and a three-game set pitting the Phillies against a division rival.

“Sports Express” trains will supplement regularly scheduled service on the Broad Street Line for the Phillies-Marlins series and Saturday’s Flyers-Sabres playoff game. SEPTA looks forward to welcoming regular game-day riders, as well as new customers looking to avoid hassles on the roadways around the Sports Complex.

These kind of event-filled weekends always bring major traffic jams to South Philadelphia. For the foreseeable future, however, motorists should expect added complications due to I-95 construction near the Sports Complex. Fans are urged to give their cars a rest, let SEPTA do the driving, and take advantage of the following services:

• Friday: Sports Express trains will supplement regular Broad Street Line service, with trips every 10 minutes starting at 6:08 p.m. for Phillies-Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies 7:05 p.m. start-time coincides with kick-off for the Soul game next door at the Wells Fargo Center, so football fans can also take advantage of SEPTA’s extra service.

• Saturday: Sports Express trains begin running on the subway at 3:55 p.m. for the 5 p.m. Flyers-Sabres playoff game. Extra service kicks in again at 5:55 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Marlins game.

• Sunday: The busy weekend closes with the 1:35 p.m. Phillies-Marlins game. Sports Express service starts at 12:18 p.m.

The Broad Street Line provides quick, convenient travel for fans attending events at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, which is served by the AT&T Station. Other SEPTA services, including the Market-Frankford Line, Regional Rail and bus and trolley routes, offer connecting service to the Broad Street Line. This gives fans a number of easy travel options to-and-from games, concerts and other events.

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