52nd Street station (Market–Frankford Line)

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52nd Street
SEPTA 52nd Street Station Exterior 2018c.jpg
Exterior of station from street level.
Location5200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
Coordinates39°57′35″N 75°13′30″W / 39.9597°N 75.2250°W / 39.9597; -75.2250Coordinates: 39°57′35″N 75°13′30″W / 39.9597°N 75.2250°W / 39.9597; -75.2250
Owned bySEPTA
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsCity Transit SEPTA City Bus: 31, 52
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMarch 4, 1907
RebuiltApril 14, 2008
Electrified700 volts DC
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
56th Street Market–Frankford Line 46th Street
toward Frankford
Former services
Preceding station Philadelphia Transportation Company Following station
56th Street Market Elevated 46th Street
toward Frankford
52nd Street is located in Philadelphia
52nd Street
52nd Street
Location within Philadelphia

52nd Street station is an elevated stop on the Market-Frankford Line, above the intersection of 52nd Street and Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station lies at the junction of four neighborhoods. Haddington is to the northwest, Dunlap to the northeast, Walnut Hill to the southeast, and Cobbs Creek to the southwest.

The SEPTA bus routes serving 52nd Street are routes 31 and 52. 52nd Street is a major shopping corridor.

52nd Street station is one of the original Market-Frankford Elevated stations built by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company in 1907. It was reconstructed in October 2006 as part of SEPTA's reconstruction of the Market Street Elevated line.[1]

The News Media and Philadelphia Police Department have labeled this intersection the "Worst Corner In The City" due to the high crime and rate of shootings on the block. There were 16 shootings within a 4-month span beginning in June 2006.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound      Market–Frankford Line toward 69th Street (56th Street)
Eastbound      Market–Frankford Line toward Frankford (46th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

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  1. ^ Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project
  2. ^ Gambacorta, David (2007-04-11). "52nd & Market Called City's Deadliest Corner". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-09-04.

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