AT&T (SEPTA station)

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AT&T
SEPTA rapid transit station
SEPTA AT&T (Pattison) station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3600 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′19″N 75°10′24″W / 39.9054°N 75.1732°W / 39.9054; -75.1732Coordinates: 39°54′19″N 75°10′24″W / 39.9054°N 75.1732°W / 39.9054; -75.1732
Line(s)
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 17, and 71[1]
Levels 2
Platforms 2 island platforms (one on each level)
Tracks 4 total (two on each level)
Other information
Opened April 8, 1973
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Formerly Pattison (1973 – 2010, 2011 – present, secondary, locally)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Terminus Broad Street Line
Local
toward Fern Rock

AT&T (formerly known as, and still commonly referred to as, Pattison) is the southern terminus of SEPTA's Broad Street Line, located at 3600 South Broad Street, at the intersection of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in the South Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] Naming rights for the station were sold in 2010 to AT&T for five years.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
B2
Platform level
Northbound Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)

Sports Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut–Locust)

Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)

Sports Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut–Locust)

B3
Platform level
Northbound Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)

Sports Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut–Locust)

Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)

Sports Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut–Locust)

The station is located within short walking distance of the Sports Complex. One block east of the station is Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. AT&T Station is also next to the Wells Fargo Center, the home of the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers.

The station has an unusually wide and long platform to accommodate crush capacity crowds that occur regularly after events at the Sports Complex. There is an additional, infrequently-used platform on a level immediately beneath the regular service platform which is visible from the gated stairways along the length of the platform.

The station has a park-and-ride lot accessible by the sports stadium entrances to use for commuting to Center City. The fare is currently $1 for the day but the rate goes up to the event fare (usually about $15) if one parks in the lot for one's commute and also plan to attend the game/event later that day.

Service[edit]

The primary service to AT&T Station are local trains. Because of the Sports Complex, SEPTA usually will operate Special "Sports Express" trains from Fern Rock to AT&T Station to serve fans attending sporting events at one of the venues.[4]

Naming rights[edit]

On June 24, 2010, AT&T signed a five-year agreement with SEPTA which entitled Pattison Station to be renamed AT&T Station in August 2010. The move is to increase advertising revenue. AT&T would pay SEPTA $3 million, and Titan Outdoor LLC, SEPTA's advertising partner, would receive $2 million.[5] AT&T is currently the only wireless carrier that provides underground coverage along SEPTA's Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ SEPTA (2010). "AT&T Station."
  3. ^ "SEPTA approves changing name of Pattison station to AT&T". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ SEPTA (2013). "Broad Street Line Sports Express"
  5. ^ Merritt, Athena D. (Jun 18, 2010). "AT&T near naming rights to SEPTA stop". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "SEPTA Board Approves Station Naming Rights Agreement". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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