Fairmount station

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Fairmount Station on the Broad Ridge Spur
Location 700 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′02″N 75°09′37″W / 39.9671°N 75.1604°W / 39.9671; -75.1604Coordinates: 39°58′02″N 75°09′37″W / 39.9671°N 75.1604°W / 39.9671; -75.1604
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

6 total

  • 4 (upper level)
  • 2 (lower level)
Connections City Bus SEPTA Bus: 4, 16, 61
Platform levels 2
Opened September 1, 1928 (Local)
December 21, 1932 (Broad Ridge Spur)
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line
 Ridge Spur 
toward 8th Street

Fairmount is a subway station in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is served by SEPTA's Broad Street Line (local tracks) and the Broad-Ridge Spur. There are three separate platforms; currently the Broad-Ridge Spur and Broad Street Line (BSL) northbound platforms connect inside the faregates, but the BSL's southbound platform cannot be reached from the other two without exiting. At one point in time there was a connection to Broad-Ridge Spur trains from the southbound platform of the Broad Street Main Line. The entrance can be seen at platform level heading south towards the end of the platform; it is a sealed off entrance painted black. Travelers wishing to switch between the Broad-Ridge Spur and the southbound BSL, or to switch to or from the BSL Express line, should connect at Girard. The Broad-Ridge Spur platform is shortened and can only accommodate short 2-car trains; the unused part of the platform is visible from passing trains and is covered in layers of graffiti. Fairmount Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur has a full mezzanine concourse extending from Wallace Street to Ridge Avenue, now abandoned.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Spring Garden)
Southbound express Express does not stop here
Northbound express Express does not stop here →
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (Girard)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform level
Southbound Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (Chinatown)
(No service: Spring Garden)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Ridge Spur toward Fern Rock (Girard)


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