Chinatown station (SEPTA)

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Chinatown SEPTA station entrance at 7th Street and Race Street
Location Eighth and Race Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′18″N 75°09′10″W / 39.9550°N 75.1527°W / 39.9550; -75.1527Coordinates: 39°57′18″N 75°09′10″W / 39.9550°N 75.1527°W / 39.9550; -75.1527
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Underground
Disabled access No
Opened December 21, 1932
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Previous names Vine Station
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Broad–Ridge Spur
toward Fern Rock

Chinatown is an underground SEPTA subway station in Philadelphia. It is located on the Broad Street Line's Broad-Ridge Spur. The station opened on December 21, 1932, and is located at the eastern edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown at 8th and Race Streets. Corresponding to the signage in the Chinatown neighborhood, the station name signs are written in Chinese in addition to English.

The station is adjacent to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and the Philadelphia Police Headquarters. Franklin Square and its abandoned PATCO station are located a block east of the station. North of the station, the subway runs underneath Ridge Avenue past the abandoned Spring Garden station, to the Fairmount station, after which it joins with the main tracks of the Broad Street Subway. South of the station, the subway tracks run along 8th Street, parallel to the PATCO Speedline for two blocks, until the Broad–Ridge Spur approaches its terminus at the 8th Street station, located at 8th and Market Streets.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Broad–Ridge Spur toward 8th–Market (Terminus)
Northbound Broad–Ridge Spur toward Olney or Fern Rock (Fairmount)
(No service: Spring Garden)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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