Girard station (Broad Street Line)

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Girard
Broad Street
SEPTA rapid transit station
BSL train at Girard, December 2008.jpg
Broad Street Line train at Girard in December 2008
Location 1200 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Coordinates 39°58′17″N 75°09′34″W / 39.9715°N 75.1594°W / 39.9715; -75.1594Coordinates: 39°58′17″N 75°09′34″W / 39.9715°N 75.1594°W / 39.9715; -75.1594
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
  Broad Street Line Express
Platforms 4 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4 2 side platforms (Trolley)
Connections      SEPTA Route 15 (Girard Avenue Trolley)
SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 1, 1928
Rebuilt 2009-2012
Electrified Third rail (600 volts) (BSL)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
Local
toward Fern Rock
Broad Street Line
Express
toward Fern Rock
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
Girard Avenue Trolley Line
Route 15

Girard is a subway station on the SEPTA Broad Street Line in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an express station, with four tracks and two central platforms. This is the last station where southbound riders can transfer freely between the Ridge Spur line and the Main Line, and the two trains commonly meet here and wait for one another. Girard station is located in a very busy commercial strip along Girard Avenue, and also serves the southern most sections of Temple University, including Philadelphia Regency, which houses Temple students. A transfer is available to the Route 15 trolley, which provides local service along Girard Avenue.[1]

Girard station is the 10th busiest station on the Broad Street Subway line, with 7,500 passengers a day.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
P
Platform level
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Fairmount)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Southbound express Ridge Spur toward 8th Street (Fairmount)
Express toward Walnut–Locust (Spring Garden)

Sports Express toward AT&T (Spring Garden)

Northbound express Ridge Spur toward Fern Rock (North Philadelphia)
Express toward Fern Rock (Erie)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for all other trains
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (Cecil B. Moore)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Fiscal Year 2008 Capital Budget and Fiscal Years 2008–2019 Capital Program. SEPTA (2007-05-27).

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