Erie station (SEPTA)

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SEPTA rapid transit station
Erie station 2017
Location 3700 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Coordinates 40°00′33″N 75°09′04″W / 40.0093°N 75.1512°W / 40.0093; -75.1512Coordinates: 40°00′33″N 75°09′04″W / 40.0093°N 75.1512°W / 40.0093; -75.1512
Owned by SEPTA
  Broad Street Line Express
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 16, 23, 53, 56, SEPTA Route H, SEPTA Route XH, also formerly serve SEPTA Route 65 formerly Route E & Route XA
Disabled access Cross-platform transfers only
Opened September 1, 1928.
Electrified Third rail (600 volts) (BSL)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line

Erie is a rapid transit subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, served by the SEPTA Broad Street Line. It is located in North Philadelphia under the intersection of 3700 North Broad Street and Erie Avenue.

Since Erie is an express station, it has four tracks and two central platforms, with express and Ridge Spur trains operating on the inner tracks and local trains operating on the outer tracks. This station has two mezzanine levels located above the track level. One is an entrance/exit mezzanine which holds turnstiles and the token booth, while the other is exit-only. The station is located near the former Luzerne Depot, a former trolley barn which became an all bus garage, and is now a cardboard recycling plant.[1]

As of 2007, Erie station had approximately 6,842 boardings a day, making it the fourth busiest station on the line.[2]

There is a flying junction north of Erie Station; originally built for the Roosevelt Boulevard Subway, it served as the northbound terminus for the Broad-Ridge Spur until service was extended to Fern Rock.

Station layout[edit]

Erie station southwest entrance
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
Platform level
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Allegheny)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Southbound express Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (North Philadelphia)
Express toward Walnut–Locust (Girard)

Sports Express toward AT&T (Girard)

Northbound express Ridge Spur toward Fern Rock (Olney)
Express toward Fern Rock (Olney)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (Hunting Park)


  1. ^ Luzerne Depot; SIA Philadelphia Car Barn Tour (
  2. ^ PCPC North Broad St. Transportation and Access Study, June 2007.

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