69th Street Transportation Center

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69th Street Transportation Center
SEPTA.svg
20140526 16 Market Frankford El @ 69th St. (16772888036).jpg
SEPTA-Route100at69thStreetTerminal2007.jpg
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(top) Market-Frankford Line, (left bottom) Norristown High Speed Line, (right bottom) Media-Sharon Hill trolley and bus
Location6901 Market Street
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°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 bySEPTA
Platforms4 island platforms, 2 side platforms
  • 1 island platform, 1 side platform (Market-Frankford)
  • 2 island platforms, 2 side platform (Norristown)
  • 1 island platform, 1 side platform (Routes 101 & 102)
Tracks8 total
  • 3 (Market-Frankford)
  • 3 (Norristown)
  • 2 (Route 101 & Route 102)
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 21, 30, 65, 68
Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 123, 126
Construction
Parking182 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMarch 4, 1907
Electrified700 volts DC (MFL)
Third rail (NHSL)
Overhead lines (MSHL)
Previous names69th Street Terminal (1907–2011)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
TerminusMarket–Frankford Line
toward Frankford
toward Norristown
Norristown High Speed LineTerminus
Route 101 Trolley
Media
toward Sharon Hill
Route 102 Trolley
Sharon Hill
Former services
Preceding station Lehigh Valley Transit Company Following station
Parkview
next north
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed Line
Until 1951
Terminus
Preceding station Philadelphia and Western Railroad Following station
Parkview
next north
toward Strafford
Strafford Branch
Until 1956
Terminus
Preceding station Philadelphia Transportation Company Following station
Terminus Market Elevated 66th Street
toward Frankford
Location
69th Street Transportation Center is located in Philadelphia
69th Street Transportation Center
69th Street Transportation Center
Location within Philadelphia

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:

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.[1]

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Connection to exit/entrances, buses, station building, buses, trolleys, parking
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Norristown Local toward Bryn Mawr, Hughes Park, or Norristown (Parkview)
Norristown Express toward Norristown (Penfield)
Norristown Limited toward Norristown (Ardmore Junction)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Norristown Local toward Bryn Mawr, Hughes Park, or Norristown (Parkview)
Norristown Express toward Norristown (Penfield)
Norristown Limited toward Norristown (Ardmore Junction)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 3 Norristown Local toward Bryn Mawr, Hughes Park, or Norristown (Parkview)
Norristown Express toward Norristown (Penfield)
Norristown Limited toward Norristown (Ardmore Junction)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Market–Frankford Line alighting passengers only
Track 2 Market–Frankford Line toward Frankford (A: 63rd Street, B and off-peak: Millbourne)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 3 Market–Frankford Line toward Frankford (A: 63rd Street, B and off-peak: Millbourne)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPTA: 33 Injured After Train Crashes At 69th Street Terminal". KYW-TV. Retrieved 22 August 2017.