69th Street Transportation Center

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69th Street
69th Street
69th Street

69th Street Transportation Center at 69th and Market Streets
Location 69th and Market Streets
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, 19082.
Coordinates 39°57′47″N 75°15′36″W / 39.963076°N 75.259995°W / 39.963076; -75.259995Coordinates: 39°57′47″N 75°15′36″W / 39.963076°N 75.259995°W / 39.963076; -75.259995
Owned by SEPTA

4 island platforms, 2 side platforms

  • 1 island platform, 1 side platform (Market-Frankford)
  • 2 island platforms, 2 side platform (Route 100)
  • 1 island platform, 1 side platform (Routes 101 & 102)

8 total

  • 3 (Market-Frankford)
  • 3 (Route 100)
  • 2 (Route 101 & Route 102)

City Bus SEPTA City Bus:
21 Penn's Landing
30 30th Street
65 Germantown
68 Oregon station
Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus:
103 Ardmore
104 West Chester University
105 Paoli Hospital
106 Ardmore / Paoli Hospital
107 Springfield Mall
108 Philadelphia International Airport
109 Chester
110 Penn State
111 Penn State / Chadds Ford
112 Delaware County College
113 Darby / Tri-State Mall
120 Cheyney University
123 King of Prussia

126 Broomall
Parking 182 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened March 4, 1907
Electrified 700 volts DC(MFL)
Third rail(NHSL)
Overhead lines(MSHL)
Previous names 69th Street Terminal (1907–2011)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Terminus Market–Frankford Line
next east
toward Frankford
Market–Frankford Line
next east
toward Frankford
Market–Frankford Line
next east
toward Frankford
next north
toward Norristown
Norristown High Speed Line
next north
toward Norristown
Norristown High Speed Line
Norristown Express
next north
toward Hughes Park
Norristown High Speed Line
Hughes Park Express
next north
toward Norristown
Norristown High Speed Line
Norristown Limited
next west
Media-Sharon Hill Line
Route 101
next west
toward Sharon Hill
Media-Sharon Hill Line
Route 102
  Former services  
Preceding station   Lehigh Valley Transit Company   Following station
next north
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed
Liberty Bell Limited (service ended 1951)
Preceding station   Philadelphia and Western Railroad   Following station
next north
toward Strafford
P&W Strafford Branch
Strafford Branch (service ended 1956)
Preceding station   Philadelphia Transportation Company   Following station
Terminus Market Elevated
next east
toward Frankford

The 69th Street Transportation Center, also known as the 69th Street Terminal or 69th Street Station, is a SEPTA terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

SEPTA runs the following lines out of the 69th Street Transportation Center:

The 69th Street Transportation Center also includes SEPTA sales offices, stores, and eateries. The immediate portion of 69th Street surrounding the center is very popular with area residents, housing numerous bars, restaurants, shops, and the Tower Theater concert venue. A parking lot is adjacent, with street parking, both metered and unmetered, throughout the terminal's neighborhood.

The Norristown High-Speed Line runs entirely on its own right-of-way from the terminal to the northwestern terminus at the Norristown Transportation Center. The Media and Sharon Hill trolley lines run southwest from the terminal in the median of Terminal Square and then on a separate right-of-way after the Fairfield Avenue stop. Two former trolley lines, now bus lines, Routes 103 (Ardmore Trolley Line) and 104 (West Chester Trolley Line) run along the median of Pennsylvania Route 3 as far west as North Keystone Avenue, where the tracks abruptly end. SEPTA Route 123 connects this station with the King of Prussia Transit Center at the King of Prussia Mall.

69th Street Transportaion Center is one of two SEPTA heavy rail stations located outside Philadelphia proper (the other is Millbourne).

The 69th Street Transportation Center celebrated its 100th anniversary in May 2008. It was renamed from 69th Street Terminal in 2011.

Early on August 22, 2017, a Norristown High-Speed train crashed into an unoccupied train at the terminal, with a preliminary report of 33 injuries from the impact.[1]


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