69th Street Transportation Center
(top) Market-Frankford Line, (left bottom) Norristown High Speed Line, (right bottom) Media-Sharon Hill trolley and bus
|Location||6901 Market Street|
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
|Platforms||4 island platforms, 2 side platforms
|Connections|| SEPTA City Bus: 21, 30, 65, 68|
SEPTA Suburban Bus: 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 123, 126
|Opened||March 4, 1907|
|Electrified||700 volts DC (MFL)|
Third rail (NHSL)
Overhead lines (MSHL)
|Previous names||69th Street Terminal (1907–2011)|
The 69th Street Transportation Center, also known as the 69th Street Terminal or 69th Street Station, is a SEPTA terminal in the Terminal Square section of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just outside the Philadelphia border. It is the other ground-level station on the Market Frankford Line besides Millbourne.
SEPTA runs the following lines out of the 69th Street Transportation Center:
- Market-Frankford Line – Subway and Elevated (western terminus)
- Norristown High Speed Line (formerly Route 100) – interurban rapid transit (southern terminus)
- Media and Sharon Hill Trolley Lines (Routes 101 and 102, eastern terminus)
- SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 30, 65, 68, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 123, and 126 serving Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties.
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 Transportation 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. Originally known as 69th Street Terminal, it took its current name 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.
Media-Sharon Hill Line trolley car at West Chester Pike & Garrett Road near 69th Street Terminal
- SEPTA – 69th Street Transportation Center
- Station Map
- 69th Street Terminal (World-NYC Subway.org):
- 69th Street (The Subway Nut)
- Market Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Routes 101 and 102 Station from Google Maps Street View
- "SEPTA: 33 Injured After Train Crashes At 69th Street Terminal". KYW-TV. Retrieved 22 August 2017.