Thursday, December 17, 2009

SEPTA Sports Express This Weekend

From the inbox:

The Eagles playoff quest returns home this weekend – and SEPTA has the best options for fans to get down to Lincoln Financial Field for all the action.

The Birds square off against the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 20th. To accommodate fans, SEPTA will begin Sports Express service on the Broad Street Line hours before the game. Here’s SEPTA’s game plan:

• A total of 10 Sports Express trains will supplement regular service on the Broad Street Line, running every 10 minutes starting at 10:10 a.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

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