Olney Transportation Center
|Olney Transportation Center
SEPTA rapid transit station
|Address||5600 North Broad Street
Broad Street Line all trains
|Connections|| SEPTA City Buses
Greyhound Bus Lines
|Platforms||2 island platforms
|Opened||September 1, 1928|
|Electrified||Third rail (600 volts)|
|Owned by||Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority|
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 Olney neighborhood of Northern Philadelphia near Einstein Medical Center, La Salle University, Central High School, and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. It is the second-most traveled terminal or transportation center in SEPTA's organization.
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.
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