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ATandT Station

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Platform levels  2
Owner  SEPTA
Platforms in use  2
Opened  8 April 1973
Level  2
AT&T Station
Location  3600 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owned by  Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Line(s)  Broad Street Line Local
Tracks  4 total (two on each level)
Connections  SEPTA City Bus: 4, 17, and 71
Address  Philadelphia, PA 19145, United States
Connection  SEPTA City Transit Division surface routes
Similar  Fern Rock Transportation Center, Walnut–Locust station, Olney Transportation Center, City Hall station, 69th Street Transportation Center

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. Naming rights for the station were sold in 2010 to AT&T for five years.

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Station layout

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

The primary service to/from AT&T Station are local trains. However, because of the three major sporting/entertainment venues nearby, SEPTA usually will operate Special "Sports Express" trains from Fern Rock to AT&T Station to serve fans before and after the event.

Naming rights

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. AT&T is currently the only wireless carrier that provides underground coverage along SEPTA's Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line.

References

AT&T Station Wikipedia


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