Walnut–Locust (SEPTA station)

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Walnut–Locust
SEPTA rapid transit station
Broadstconcourse.jpg
Station entrance via the South Broad Street concourse
Station statistics
Address 200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′57″N 75°09′51″W / 39.9493°N 75.1643°W / 39.9493; -75.1643Coordinates: 39°56′57″N 75°09′51″W / 39.9493°N 75.1643°W / 39.9493; -75.1643
Line(s)
  Broad Street Line Local and Express
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32, 42
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened April 20, 1930
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by SEPTA
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T
Broad Street Line
Local
toward Fern Rock
Terminus Broad Street Line
Express
PATCO
Terminus PATCO Speedline
Transfer at: 15–16th & Locust
toward Lindenwold
Terminus
PATCO Speedline
Transfer at: 12–13th & Locust
toward Lindenwold

Walnut–Locust is a subway station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station is located between Walnut Street and Locust Street at 200 South Broad Street in the Avenue of the Arts district of Center City, Philadelphia.

Walnut–Locust is served by local trains, special "sport express" trains, and is the southern terminus for express trains, which reverse direction on tracks immediately south of the station. On the "sport express" line, the station is the last stop before its terminus at the AT&T station.

It is attached by the Center City Commuter Connection underground concourse to City Hall Station and PATCO Speedline's 12–13th & Locust Station and 15–16th & Locust Station. However, no free interchange is available to either of these stations.

Passengers utilizing Walnut-Locust station may access the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Bellevue shops and restaurants, and the Academy of Music. Seven blocks east of the station lies Washington Square, while Rittenhouse Square lies four blocks west.

History[edit]

Walnut-Locust Station was originally built by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company on April 20, 1930. Until 1969, it was the original southern terminus of the Broad–Ridge Spur and Bridge Street Line.[1] This was eventually replaced by the aforementioned Center City Commuter Connection.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, passageway to PATCO platforms at 15–16th & Locust, fare control
P
Platform level
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Lombard–South)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for express trains
Southbound Express Express Alighting Passengers Only

Sports Express toward AT&T (Terminus)

Northbound express Express/Sports Express toward Fern Rock (City Hall)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for express trains
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (City Hall)

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Entrance from the northwest corner of Walnut Avenue and South Broad Street.