NRG station

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NRG
SEPTA.svg Broad Street Line station
SEPTA AT&T (Pattison) station.jpg
Track 4 of NRG station
Location3600 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°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
Owned bySoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms (one on each level)
Tracks4 total (two on each level)
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 17[1]
Construction
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedApril 8, 1973
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Previous namesAT&T (2010 – 2018)
Pattison (1973 – 2010)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
TerminusBroad Street Line
Local
toward Fern Rock
Broad Street Line
Special
toward Fern Rock
Location
NRG is located in Philadelphia
NRG
NRG
Location within Philadelphia

NRG station (formerly known as AT&T station and still commonly referred to as Pattison station) 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] Naming rights were passed to NRG Energy in 2018. [4]

Station layout[edit]

NRG station is located within short walking distance of the Sports Complex, providing access to Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and the Wells Fargo Center. The station also has a park-and-ride lot accessible by the sports stadium entrances to use for commuting to Center City. Parking costs $2 for the day, though the rate increases for events at any of the three venues.

Much like Oregon station, the station has its farelines and Mezzanine at four street-level headhouses located on the east side of Broad Street. 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.

G Street Level Entrances/Exits, fare control
B1
Platform level
Northbound Special Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut – Locust)
Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Local toward Fern Rock (Oregon)
Special Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut – Locust)
B2
Platform level
Northbound Special Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut – Locust)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Special Express toward Fern Rock (Walnut – Locust)

Service[edit]

The primary service to/from NRG station are local trains. However, because of the three major sporting/entertainment venues nearby, SEPTA usually will operate Special trains from Fern Rock to NRG station to serve fans before and after the event.[5]

Naming rights[edit]

The terminus "AT&T Station and Sports Complex" is mentioned on all the stations along the Broad Street Line, this one in Hunting Park.

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 was designed to increase advertising revenue. AT&T would pay SEPTA $3 million, and Titan Outdoor LLC, SEPTA's advertising partner, would receive $2 million.[6] The other SEPTA station for which the naming rights were sold is Jefferson station (formerly Market East).[7]

On July 25, 2018, SEPTA announced that NRG Energy had agreed to a five-year contract for the station's naming rights, paying $5.25 million. The name change to NRG Station took effect on August 1 and was inaugurated on August 14.[8][needs update]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  2. ^ "AT&T Station". SEPTA. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "SEPTA approves changing name of Pattison station to AT&T". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  4. ^ McCrone, Brian (26 July 2018). "The Last Stop on Broad Street Line? The SEPTA Station You Get Off for the Sports Stadiums? It's Getting a New Corporate Name". nbcphiladelphia.
  5. ^ "Broad Street Line Special". SEPTA. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Merritt, Athena D. (Jun 18, 2010). "AT&T near naming rights to SEPTA stop". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  7. ^ Nussbaum, Paul (September 3, 2014). "Market East Station to be renamed Jefferson Station". Philly.com. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Maykuth, Andrew; Laughlin, Jason (July 25, 2018). "SEPTA sells naming rights of AT&T Station to NRG". Philly.com. Retrieved July 26, 2018.

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