from the inbox:
As the region gears up for the national attention around the Temple vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday at 8:00 p.m., SEPTA will be making the following service adjustments:
· Starting at 10:00am on Thursday, October 29th, SEPTA Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, and 48 will be detoured from Market Street between 5th and 8th Streets. These detours will remain in effect through 1:00pm on Sunday, November 1st due to ESPN’s College Game Day Live Broadcasts. Customers traveling to/from this area may wish to use SEPTA’s Market Frankford Line which has subway stops at 5th and 8th Streets along Market Street to avoid surface travel delays. Pedestrian access at 5th Street Station will remain unaffected by local street closures.
- On Saturday morning, (4) additional trains will operate on the Market Frankford Line. These trains, departing from both 69th Street and Frankford Transportation Center will make all local stops. Riders heading to the Game Day Live broadcast can use 5th Street Station for easy access to Independence Mall. Riders connecting from Regional Rail trains can transfer at Jefferson Station to the Market Frankford Line at 11th Street Station. Free weekend parking is available at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail Lots.
· On Saturday evening, SEPTA will add (14) southbound train trips on the Broad Street Line beginning at 5:05pm. Operating in addition to regularly scheduled trains, these trains will make all local stops between Fern Rock Transportation Center and AT&T Station. The average trip time from Temple University/Cecil B. Moore Station is 19 minutes on local trains. AT&T Station is located adjacent to Lincoln Financial Field. Riders connecting from Regional Rail can transfer to the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station from Suburban Station and at Fern Rock Transportation Center. Additional northbound Broad Street Line service will be available at AT&T Station after the game ends. Riders connecting to Regional Rail should check their line’s schedule for late-evening departure information from Center City and Fern Rock.
Customers are encouraged to pre-purchase fares in advance to avoid lines and delays when traveling to/from any of the weekends’ special events. For additional SEPTA travel information visit www.septa.org