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SEPTA Readies Extra Service for Busy Week at Sports Complex
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 9, 2011) – SEPTA has extra service ready to accommodate thousands of fans attending a series of major events at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia this week.
Lincoln Financial Field will be packed with fans Wednesday for USA-Mexico soccer, and Thursday for the Eagles first preseason game. Then on Friday, the first-place Phillies return from a triumphant West Coast trip to take on the Washington Nationals for a three game series at Citizens Bank Park.
SEPTA has extra service ready for each event, including Sports Express service on the Broad Street Line. The Broad Street Line serves the Sports Complex via AT&T Station, with subway connections easily accessible from the Market-Frankford Line, Regional Rail and a number of SEPTA bus and trolley routes.
Here’s SEPTA’s game-plan for the event-filled days ahead.
USA vs. Mexico Soccer, Lincoln Financial Field, 9 p.m. Wednesday
• Ten Sports Express trips will supplement regularly scheduled service on the Broad Street Line. Extra service runs every 10 minutes starting at 6:25 p.m.
• There will be six additional trips on the Market-Frankford Line startinhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifg at 7:05 p.m. The Market-Frankford Line provides a free and convenient connection to the Broad Street Line at City Hall/15th Street.
Eagles vs. Ravens, Lincoln Financial Field, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
• Eight Sports Express trips will run on the Broad Street Line, with extra service starting at 6:08 p.m. and continuing every 10 minutes thereafter.
• Four additional trips will be added to the Market-Frankford Line, with service starting shortly after 6 p.m.
Phillies vs. Nationals, Friday-Sunday, Citizens Bank Park
• Friday & Saturday, both at 7:05 p.m.: Sports Express service starts approximately one hour before the first pitch, with extra trips running every 10 minutes.
• Sunday, 1:35 p.m.: Sports Express service every 10 minutes starting at 12:18 p.m.
For full schedule and fare information, visit www.septa.org.