69th Street Transportation Center
|69th Street Transportation Center
SEPTA rapid transit and trolley station
69th Street Transportation Center at 69th and Market Streets
|Address||Sixty-ninth and Market Streets
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
|Connections|| SEPTA City Bus: 21, 30 and 65
SEPTA Suburban Bus: 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 116, 120, 123 EXPRESS, and 126
|Opened||March 4, 1907|
|Electrified||700 volts DC(MFL)
SEPTA runs the following lines out of the 69th Street Transportation Center:
- Market-Frankford Line - Subway and Elevated (69th Street is the western terminus of the line)
- Norristown High Speed Line (formerly Route 100) - interurban rapid transit
- Media and Sharon Hill Trolley Lines (Routes 101 and 102)
- SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 30, 65, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 116, 120, 123, and 126 serving Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties.
The 69th Street Transportation Center also includes SEPTA sales offices, stores, and eateries. The immediate portion of 69th Street surrounding the center is very popular with area residents, housing numerous bars, restaurants, shops, and the Tower Theater concert venue. A parking lot is adjacent, with street parking, both metered and unmetered, throughout the terminal's neighborhood.
The Norristown High-Speed Line runs entirely on its own right-of-way from the terminal to the northwestern terminus at the Norristown Transportation Center. The Media and Sharon Hill trolley lines run southwest from the terminal in the median of Terminal Square and then on a separate right-of-way after the Fairfield Avenue stop. Two former trolley lines, now bus lines, Routes 103 (Ardmore Trolley Line) and 104 (West Chester Trolley Line) run along the median of Pennsylvania Route 3 as far west as North Keystone Avenue, where the tracks abruptly end.
As far as the SEPTA heavy rail system is concerned, the 69th Street Terminal is one of two stations located outside Philadelphia proper (the other is Millbourne).
The 69th Street Transportation Center celebrated its 100th anniversary in May 2008. It was renamed from 69th Street Terminal in 2011.
Media-Sharon Hill Line trolley car at West Chester Pike & Garrett Road near 69th Street Terminal
- SEPTA - 69th Street Transportation Center
- Station Map
- 69th Street Terminal (World-NYC Subway.org):
- 69th Street (The Subway Nut)
- Market Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Routes 101 and 102 Station from Google Maps Street View