Fern Rock Transportation Center

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Fern Rock Transportation Center
SEPTA rapid transit and regional rail station
Fern Rock Rail Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address Nedro Avenue and 10th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′28″N 75°08′10″W / 40.041°N 75.136°W / 40.041; -75.136Coordinates: 40°02′28″N 75°08′10″W / 40.041°N 75.136°W / 40.041; -75.136
Line(s)
  Broad Street Line all trains
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 28, 57, 70
Platforms 1 island platform (subway)
1 island platform, 1 side platform (regional rail)
Tracks 2 (subway), 3 (regional rail)
Parking 639 parking spaces[1]
Other information
Opened September 9, 1956 (Broad Street Line)
Rebuilt March 12, 1992
Electrified Third rail (600 volts) (BSL)
Overhead catenary wires (12,000-volt/25 Hz) (Regional Rail)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Fare zone 1
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
  Subway  
toward AT&T
Broad Street Line
Local
Terminus
Broad Street Line
Express
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line
  Regional Rail  
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton

The Fern Rock Transportation Center is a SEPTA rail and bus transportation center located at 10th Street and Nedro Avenue in the Fern Rock neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Fern Rock serves as the northern terminus and yard for SEPTA's Broad Street Line, as well as a stop for the Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster, and West Trenton SEPTA Regional Rail Lines. Four SEPTA bus lines also serve Fern Rock Transportation Center.

Broad Street Line[edit]

Fern Rock Transportation Center became the northern terminus of the Broad Street Line in 1956, when the Broad Street Line was extended north from the original northern terminus at Olney Transportation Center by the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) and the City of Philadelphia. Fern Rock Transportation Center also hosts the yard and maintenance facilities for the Broad Street Line, and is the only station on this line that sees the light of day.

All local and express trains on the Broad Street Line terminate at Fern Rock Transportation Center. All the Special Sport Express trains that run to the Sports Complex at AT&T Station also originate at Fern Rock. Broad-Ridge Spur trains usually serve Fern Rock only during non-peak hours and on Saturdays.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits, connections to regional rail
P
Platform level
Southbound Local toward AT&T (Olney)
Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (Olney)
Express/Sports Express toward Walnut–Locust/AT&T (Olney)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound Local toward AT&T (Olney)
Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (Olney)
Express/Sports Express toward Walnut–Locust/AT&T (Olney)

Regional Rail[edit]

Fern Rock Transportation Center serves the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line, and the Lansdale/Doylestown Line.[3] In FY 2005, there were an average of 928 boardings and 798 alightings per weekday at the Regional Rail station at Fern Rock Transportation Center.[4]

The current SEPTA Regional Rail station at Fern Rock Transportation Center, located along the SEPTA Main Line, was built in March 1992 to accommodate Regional Rail commuters displaced during SEPTA's 1992/1993 Railworks reconstruction project. The new station replaced former Reading Railroad stations Fern Rock and Tabor, respectively located north and south of the new station. It has high-level platforms and is handicap-accessible, being directly connected to the subway station by a ramp from the subway platform. While passengers can readily transfer between the Broad Street Line and the Regional Rail Lines at Fern Rock, such a transfer requires payment of a separate fare of the subway and regional rail, unless the rider possesses a SEPTA Trailpass, which can be used for travel on both subway and regional rail.

SEPTA City Buses[edit]

Four bus routes serve Fern Rock Transportation Center. Fern Rock Transportation Center serves as the western terminus for the bus routes 28 and 70.[5][6] Fern Rock is also the northernmost terminus for the route 4 and 57 bus. [7] [8]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b SEPTA. Fern Rock Transportation Center.
  2. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ Fern Rock-SEPTA
  4. ^ SEPTA (May 2006). Annual Service Plan 2007. p. 83 PDF (539 KB)[dead link]
  5. ^ "Bus 28 schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bus 70 schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Route 4 schedule". SEPTA. February 19, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Route 57 schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

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