Welcome back SEPTA Rider! This location is dedicated to all the loyal Philly sports fans out there! I’m here to tell you all about the easiest, fastest, and most hassle-free #waytogo to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex – the Broad Street Line!
The Broad Street Line, aka the Orange Line, starts from North Philly at Fern Rock Transportation Station, runs down Broad Street, then stops at NRG Station. From there, the Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and Xfinity Live are only a short 6-minute walk away - making the Broad Street Line the perfect ride to a Philly home game!
As baseball season begins, I wanted to take this trip and tell our SEPTA riders all about it.
From the office, I made my way to City Hall to enter the sublevel of the Broad Street Line. I did not bother to look up the schedule before leaving because I knew the BSL is a 15-15-5 route. That means - it runs every 15 minutes or less for at least 15 hours a day (6a-9p), 5 days a week. In fact - the Broad Street Line runs every 8 minutes or less from 6:30am-6:30pm.
I tapped on at the turnstiles, went down to the platform, then boarded the train when it arrived. This ride was a no-brainer. I took my seat and rode to the last stop, NRG Station. I got off the train and then went up the escalator to the street level. From there, I could see all the sports arenas ahead.
I made my way over to Citizens Bank Park first, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, to drop off tickets for a recent ISEPTAPHILLY.com contest winner (if you like free stuff, visit this page, and always be on the lookout for new contests).
When I finished at will call, I made my way over to the other sports arenas to capture a few pictures. When I got to the Wells Fargo Center, I couldn’t help but notice a group of SEPTA buses with operators partaking in training in the parking lot.
After observing the robust training session, I walked back to NRG Station to head back to the office.
The cost to ride the BSL, no matter the starting point, is $2.00 when utilizing Travel Wallet on your SEPTA Key card. The cost when using cash is $2.50 and must be exact change if paying the cashier or you can purchase a quick trip from a SEPTA Key fare kiosk. And remember, masks are required on all SEPTA modes.
This ride is so simple and stress-free, that even a neo-SEPTA rider couldn’t mess this up. Avoid the hassle of parking, game day, or concert traffic, and take the Orange Line to NRG Station!