PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- SEPTA has announced service changes due to the upcoming football game between the Temple Owls and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The game is being held at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. Kickoff time is 8 p.m.
SEPTA is making the following adjustments:
1. Starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, 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 p.m. on Sunday, November 1st due to ESPN's College Game Day Live Broadcasts.
Customers traveling to/from this area are advised 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 to 5th Street Station will remain unaffected by local street closures.
2. On Saturday morning, four extra 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.
3. On Saturday evening, SEPTA will add 14 southbound train trips on the Broad Street Line beginning at 5:05 p.m. These trains will operate in addition to regularly scheduled trains. They 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.
All customers are encouraged to purchase fares in advance to avoid lines and delays when traveling to and from any of the weekend's special events.
For additional SEPTA travel information visit www.septa.org