Ferry Avenue station

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Ferry Avenue
Ferry Avenue Station.JPG
Ferry Avenue station viewed from the parking lot
Location 2600 Ferry Avenue
Camden, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°55′22″N 75°5′30″W / 39.92278°N 75.09167°W / 39.92278; -75.09167Coordinates: 39°55′22″N 75°5′30″W / 39.92278°N 75.09167°W / 39.92278; -75.09167
Owned by Delaware River Port Authority
Platforms 1 bay island platform
Tracks 3 (1 unused)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Buses
Construction
Parking 1900 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened February 15, 1969[1]
Electrified 750 volts DC
Services
Preceding station   PATCO   Following station
PATCO Speedline
Local
toward Lindenwold
PATCO Speedline
Philadelphia Express
toward Lindenwold

Ferry Avenue is a PATCO Speedline station located in Camden and Woodlynne, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound PATCO toward 15–16th & Locust (Broadway)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Center track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound PATCO toward Lindenwold (Collingswood)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
The east end of the pocket track

The fare control is located at street level and the platform is elevated. For most of the platform, there are two tracks, serving the Philadelphia and Lindenwold bound trains. There is also a third track that starts some halfway down the platform. The platform splits and the train can come up into this spot. It was once used by Ferry Avenue Local trains that originated here and went to Philadelphia, but the service has been discontinued. The third track is now used to store a train mid-day.

Crime[edit]

on August 9, 1995, Philadelphia Inquirer truck driver Joseph Sweeney, 49, was fatally beaten during a robbery while delivering newspapers.[2]

On November 12, 2001, Christine Lynn Eberle, 27, a PATCO commuter and resident of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey was abducted from the station's parking lot and killed. Two men, Ryshaone H. Thomas and Marcus Toliver, where charged with murder, robbery, kidnapping and weapons offenses in connection with the crime.[3][4]

On January 12, 2005, Thomas and Toliver pleaded guilty in New Jersey Superior Court in order to avoid the death penalty.[5]

New Jersey Transit Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baisden, Cheryl L. (2009). Images of America: Delaware River Port Authority. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 9780738565811. 
  2. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  3. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction, killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  4. ^ "2 indicted in commuter killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15, 2002
  5. ^ "Plea deal in PATCO slaying", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 13, 2005
  6. ^ "453 Timetable" (PDF). NJ Transit. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 

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