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January 2, 2012 | Staff Report
Broad Street Line passengers can ride for free from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today under a partnership between SEPTA and Pepsi MAX to mark the NHL Winter Classic Game at Citizens Bank Park. Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., passengers can enter for free at the AT&T station at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia. The program had originally been scheduled to run only from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today but after the start of hockey came was delayed by two hours until 3 p.m., officials decided to extend the program at AT&T station only.
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February 2, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fire erupted in a North Philadelphia SEPTA station Tuesday afternoon, shutting down part of the Broad Street line for hours and stranding thousands of commuters during a peak travel time. The fire began shortly before 2 p.m. in a shed used to store construction debris on a subway platform at the Girard Avenue station, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said. Investigators were still trying to determine how the fire began, but early reports suggested that someone had set a backpack aflame and tossed it into the shed.
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August 16, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
NEAL McLAURIN remembers taking the 33 bus to the movies as a kid with his parents and seeing a man living on the street, thick with layers of clothing. He couldn't understand it. Less than two decades later, he understood all too well. McLaurin was in his 20s and homeless, sleeping at Broad and Arch streets in 2007, when a mother and her child walked by. The way the little boy looked at McLaurin is the way he had looked at the homeless man as a kid. The way the mother grabbed her son is the way his mother had grabbed him. "So, I was that man that I'd seen all those years ago and it hit me," McLaurin said.
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May 25, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A subway rider was stabbed in the stomach by a fellow passenger on the northbound Broad Street line yesterday morning, police said. While the train was in motion, passengers notified the operator that a fight had broken out between two men, according to a SEPTA spokeswoman. The operator called the fight in, but by the time the train pulled into the Ellsworth-Federal station about 10:50 a.m., the assailant had already stabbed the 21-year-old victim once in the stomach with an undetermined weapon, police said.
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February 2, 2011 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
There stood the Statue of Liberty, towering over a huddled, shivering mass of stranded SEPTA riders in North Philly as he shook his mighty head in sympathy. OK, so it wasn't the actual Statue of Liberty. It was Andrew Davis - a tall Liberty Tax Service employee clad in a pretty convincing costume - who was commiserating with scores of SEPTA riders who were left in the cold for several hours yesterday when a fire on the Girard Avenue subway platform brought the Broad Street Line to a screeching halt.
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A van crashed into a utility pole at North 9th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard early Friday, briefly knocking out power to 1,300 PECO customers, including SEPTA's Broad Street Line. No injuries were reported in the crash at about 4:30 a.m. in an area bound by the Logan, Olney and Hunting Park sections of the city. Benjamin Armstrong, a PECO spokesman, said power was restored about a half-hour later. SEPTA, however, was not able to fully restore service on the Broad Street and Ridge Spur Lines until about 5:45 a.m. - Joseph A. Gambardello
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September 20, 2012 | By Allison Steele and Sean Carlin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A fight among students from rival schools exploded Wednesday afternoon as someone fired gunshots into a crowded subway car on the Broad Street Line in North Philadelphia, police said, injuring two teenagers and causing panic among passengers. A 17-year-old who was hit in an arm and a 14-year-old who was shot in a leg were taken to Temple University Hospital, where they were in stable condition within hours of the shooting, police said. It was unclear whether they were the intended targets, police said.
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July 30, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Hillary Clinton's post-Democratic National Convention rally on Friday will be held inside at Temple University instead of on Independence Mall, as previously planned, because of the threat of significant rain, thunder and lightning, her campaign announced Thursday. The Democratic candidate for president and her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, are to appear together at the public rally from noon to 1 p.m. at Temple's McGonigle Hall, 1800 N Broad St. Doors will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton and Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, are also expected to attend.
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July 30, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The last Philadelphia event connected with the Democratic National Convention will take the party's nominee to Temple University on Friday. But transportation officials aren't expecting Hillary Clinton's noon post-nomination rally to create much disruption. The Broad Street Line and Regional Rail will run as usual Friday through the Temple University stop, SEPTA officials said. City officials, too, said they expected minimal traffic delays. However, Temple officials said Thursday that commuters and those attending the rally could expect delays and tangled traffic.
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July 30, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The last Philadelphia event connected with the Democratic National Convention will take the party's nominee to Temple University on Friday. But transportation officials aren't expecting Hillary Clinton's noon post-nomination rally to create much disruption. The Broad Street Line and Regional Rail will run as usual Friday through the Temple University stop, SEPTA officials said. City officials, too, said they expected minimal traffic delays. However, Temple officials said Thursday that commuters and those attending the rally could expect delays and tangled traffic.
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July 30, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Hillary Clinton's post-Democratic National Convention rally on Friday will be held inside at Temple University instead of on Independence Mall, as previously planned, because of the threat of significant rain, thunder and lightning, her campaign announced Thursday. The Democratic candidate for president and her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, are to appear together at the public rally from noon to 1 p.m. at Temple's McGonigle Hall, 1800 N Broad St. Doors will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton and Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, are also expected to attend.
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July 29, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
As events related to the Democratic National Convention  move to Center City and Camden  in coming days, transportation officials were working Wednesday to finalize details of traffic-related closures . SEPTA was working with the city to decide whether Hillary Clinton's rally  on Independence Mall on Friday will require that the Fifth Street Independence Hall Station on the Market Frankford Line be shut down...
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July 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Getting around Philadelphia on the second day of the Democratic National Convention was largely a repeat of the protests, detours, and delays that have inconvenienced the region since the event began. Once again, protests stalled service on the Broad Street Line on Tuesday afternoon from Oregon Avenue to the AT&T Station, the stop closest to the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention's evening events were held. SEPTA restored full service after 30 minutes, only to end all service between the two stations shortly before 7:30 p.m. for what officials described as security reasons.
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July 27, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
The first day of the Democratic National Convention saw travelers by car, train, and bus delayed. Officials at transportation agencies said it was likely that traffic jams, bus detours, and unexpected disruptions would continue to be part of getting around Philadelphia until the donkeys leave town. The first troubles came on I-95 during the morning commute. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had initially planned to keep all lanes open to passenger vehicles, but over the weekend found that truckers were not aware of a ban on vehicles weighing five tons or more and were still using the highway, said Eugene Blaum, a PennDot spokesman.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
It won't be like when the pope came to town. Sure, there are protests planned, cracks in some SEPTA trains, and any number of presidential motorcades whizzing through Philadelphia. But all in all, officials say, getting around the region during this week's Democratic National Convention shouldn't be too difficult. Shuttle buses, subways, and Ubers will move guests at the convention, and all of it should only mildly inconvenience people who couldn't care less that the donkeys are in town, organizers say. They plan to close streets only around the stadiums and keep highways open to passenger autos.
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Here is some advice on how to avoid the Regional Rail chaos. Tag-team transit. No need to stick to one mode of transportation. If you live near a Regional Rail station, take advantage of 40 percent off Uber rides to and from the stop - through Sept. 5 - and take the car-pooled ride to your nearest subway or trolley stop. The Norristown Elm Street Station is just a six-minute drive from the Norristown High Speed Line stop, Fox Chase is about 16 minutes from the Broad Street Line, Elwyn about five minutes from Media for the Route 101 trolley, and Trenton 30 to 40 minutes from Frankford Transportation Center.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Hunting Park woman who in April pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the deadly stabbing of a teenager during a brawl in North Philadelphia was sentenced Monday to eight to 16 years in prison. Keyarra Frisby stabbed Anita Cotton, 17, in the neck during a melee in the parking lot of a Walgreens store at 4201 N. Broad St. early last July 5. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped a murder charge. Police said the bloody encounter started as a fight between two groups of girls, with Cotton and Frisby on opposite sides, on South Street following a Fourth of July fireworks display.
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A van crashed into a utility pole at North 9th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard early Friday, briefly knocking out power to 1,300 PECO customers, including SEPTA's Broad Street Line. No injuries were reported in the crash at about 4:30 a.m. in an area bound by the Logan, Olney and Hunting Park sections of the city. Benjamin Armstrong, a PECO spokesman, said power was restored about a half-hour later. SEPTA, however, was not able to fully restore service on the Broad Street and Ridge Spur Lines until about 5:45 a.m. - Joseph A. Gambardello
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Transit agencies around the country will be watching SEPTA June 13. That's the debut, announced Friday, of the long-promised smart-fare card, SEPTA Key. It is among the most complicated systems of its kind, designed to manage fares for trains, buses, and trolleys with an open payment system, which will eventually accept not just the branded SEPTA card but certain bank cards. "Everyone is watching Philadelphia," said Walter Allen, who runs Acumen Building Enterprise, an Oakland, Calif., company that installs similar systems.
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