Olney Transportation Center

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This article is about the rapid transit station on the SEPTA Broad Street Line. For the regional railroad station on the Fox Chase Line, see Olney (SEPTA Regional Rail station).
Olney Transportation Center
SEPTA rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address 5600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′20″N 75°08′41″W / 40.0389°N 75.1447°W / 40.0389; -75.1447Coordinates: 40°02′20″N 75°08′41″W / 40.0389°N 75.1447°W / 40.0389; -75.1447
Line(s)
  Broad Street Line all trains
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Buses
Intercity Bus Greyhound Bus Lines
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Parking no[1]
Other information
Opened September 1, 1928
Rebuilt 1991
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T
Broad Street Line
Local
Terminus
Broad Street Line
Express
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line

The Olney Transportation Center (also called Olney Terminal) is a SEPTA bus terminal and the last Broad Street Line subway station before the Fern Rock Transportation Center terminus. Trains in the other direction go to South Philadelphia. It is located on Broad Street in the Logan neighborhood of Northern Philadelphia near Einstein Medical Center, La Salle University, Central High School, and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. The Olney neighborhood is a short distance east of the center. The center is named after Olney Avenue and not the neighborhood. It is the second-most traveled terminal or transportation center in SEPTA's organization.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
P
Platform level
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Logan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Southbound express Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (Erie)
Express toward Walnut–Locust(Erie)

Sports Express toward AT&T (Erie)

Northbound express Ridge Spur toward Fern Rock (Terminus)
Express toward Fern Rock (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (Terminus)

History[edit]

Originally built in 1928, Olney station was the northern terminus of the Broad Street Line until 1956, when it was extended to the Fern Rock Transportation Center. The underground subway station is accessible from both sides of Broad Street including from the bus terminal on the Eastern side of the street and has a food stand inside it. The bus terminal is outdoors with a roof on top and serves buses that serve Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, and Bucks County. It also served trolleys until mid-January 1986, and is near Sigler Travel, a Greyhound Lines bus station. Express and local trains both stop at this station. It has two island platforms, one for the two northbound tracks, and one for the two southbound tracks.

Bus connections[edit]

SEPTA City Buses

Greyhound Bus Lines

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olney T.C.
  2. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule". SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 

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