It's no papal visit, but there will be some changes to SEPTA's service ahead of the Temple-Notre Dame game Saturday night.
The two schools are slated to go head-to-head at Lincoln Financial Field at 8 p.m., but a broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay at Independence Mall will also cause changes through the weekend.
Crews will be building sets near the site of the live broadcast beginning Thursday. That will mean detours of the 17, 33, 44, and 48 bus lines. If you need to get to Market Street between 5th and 8th between Thursday and Sunday, SEPTA directed riders to use the Market-Frankford line.
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SEPTA is adding four additional trains to the Market-Frankford Line on Saturday morning to handle crowds headed to check out the broadcast.
On the Broad Street Line, which stops at the stadium, SEPTA is adding 14 southbound trains beginning at 5 p.m. There will also be additional northbound service once the game ends.
The transit agency advised Regional Rail riders that parking in its lots is free on weekends, but they are advising passengers to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid delays.