NRG Energy Sponsoring Free-Rides on Broad Street Line for Eagles-Buccaneers Game

NRG Energy
SEPTA Will Add 10 Sports Express Trips to Accommodate Fans Heading to the Linc

PHILADELPHIA, PA — NRG Energy will sponsor free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line after the Eagles-Buccaneers game tonight, October 14. The Broad Street Line serves Lincoln Financial Field and other venues at the Sports and Entertainment Complex in South Philadelphia.

Free rides from NRG Station will begin at 10 p.m. and continue through the end of service. Kickoff at the Linc is 8:20 p.m. The Free Rides Program is aimed at offering a safe and convenient post-game travel option for fans. SEPTA states that regular fares will apply for all Broad Street Line travel to the game.

SEPTA states it will add service for the game with a total of 10 Sports Express trains on the Broad Street Line to supplement regularly scheduled service. Sports Express trips will run every 10 minutes from Fern Rock Station beginning at 6:08 p.m. until 7:48 p.m.

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“SEPTA is thrilled to offer Sports Express service and free-rides home for Thursday night’s game,” said SEPTA CEO/ General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “SEPTA is a great option, offering fans safe and convenient travel on the Broad Street Line and connecting services.”

“NRG believes people deserve a choice for energy, just like it has for transportation and we hope people will consider choosing a hassle-free ride home,” said Mike Starck, Vice President and General Manager, NRG Retail East. “NRG’s partnership with SEPTA and the Eagles is another way we are working to help make difference in the community.”

The Broad Street Line provides convenient service to Eagles games and other big events for riders throughout the region. There is a free transfer to the Broad Street Line from the Market-Frankford Line and City Trolley routes at 15th Street/City Hall, and it is just a short walk from Regional Rail stations in Center City. It also connects to bus routes that provide service throughout the city and region, and it’s easily accessible from the PATCO High Speed Line for riders from South Jersey.

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To speed their trips to the game, SEPTA states that riders are encouraged to load funds on a SEPTA Key card before their travel or purchase a one-way Quick Trip ticket for travel to NRG Station. For more information about the SEPTA Key, visit www.septa.org/key.

For more information about SEPTA, including schedules and trip planning tools, visit www.septa.org. More information about NRG is available at www.picknrg.com.

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