There is good news for train riders attending the Eagles vs. Jets game this weekend. SEPTA will be offering free rides back from the game on the Broad Street Line one hour after kickoff.
With the Jets 0-3, there is a chance the Eagles could pull ahead quickly. For Jets fans, or people who only plan on staying for an hour, the free rides back will continue from 2 to 7 p.m.
SEPTA will also account for the increased amount of people expected for any football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The transportation agency will add extra Sports Express Trains for a total of ten. Every ten minutes beginning at 10:10 a.m., a train will leave Fern Rock Station until 12:20 p.m.
While the Broad Street Line does not come all the way to Bucks County, riders can transfer at 15th Street/City Hall or the nearby Center City for Regional Rail Lines.
The partnership between NRG and SEPTA makes these free rides home possible.
“NRG believes people deserve a choice for power, 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.”
There is still a fee for people taking the train to the game.