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]

NRG Station.jpg
NRG station head house with Citizens Bank Park in the background
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
Platforms2 island platforms (one on each level)
Tracks4 total (two on each level)
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 17[1]
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
OpenedApril 8, 1973
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Previous namesAT&T (2010 – 2018)
Pattison (1973 – 2010)
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Terminus Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
NRG is located in Philadelphia
Location within Philadelphia

Station layoutEdit

NRG station is located within short walking distance of the Sports Complex, providing access to Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center, and Xfinity Live! Philadelphia. 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
Platform level
Northbound      Broad Street Line toward Fern Rock (Special Express: Walnut–Locust, Local: Oregon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound      Broad Street Line toward Fern Rock (Special Express: Walnut–Locust, Local: Oregon)
Platform level
Northbound      Broad Street Line toward Fern Rock (Special Express: Walnut–Locust)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound      Broad Street Line toward Fern Rock (Special Express: Walnut–Locust)


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 rightsEdit

Between 2010 and 2018, the terminus "AT&T Station and Sports Complex" was mentioned on all the stations along the Broad Street Line, this one in Hunting Park. The name change cost SEPTA $150,000 to change around 7000 signs to reflect the new name “NRG”.[6]

On June 24, 2010, AT&T signed a five-year agreement with SEPTA which renamed Pattison station to 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.[7] The other SEPTA station for which the naming rights were sold is Jefferson station (formerly Market East).[8]

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.[9]



  1. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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 Sports Express". SEPTA. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "SEPTA swapping 7,000 signs — at a cost of nearly $150,000 — to rename AT&T Station for NRG".
  7. ^ Merritt, Athena D. (Jun 18, 2010). "AT&T near naming rights to SEPTA stop". Retrieved 29 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ Nussbaum, Paul (September 3, 2014). "Market East Station to be renamed Jefferson Station". Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Maykuth, Andrew; Laughlin, Jason (July 25, 2018). "SEPTA sells naming rights of AT&T Station to NRG". Retrieved July 26, 2018.

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