Olney Transportation Center

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Location 5600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′20″N 75°08′41″W / 40.0389°N 75.1447°W / 40.0389; -75.1447Coordinates: 40°02′20″N 75°08′41″W / 40.0389°N 75.1447°W / 40.0389; -75.1447
Owned by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  Broad Street Line all trains
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Buses
Intercity Bus Greyhound Bus Lines
Parking no[1]
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 1, 1928
Rebuilt 1991
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line
 Ridge Spur 

The Olney Transportation Center, also called Olney Terminal, is a SEPTA bus and subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Olney Avenue in the Logan neighborhood of North Philadelphia. It is a major bus terminal as well as the last subway stop on the Broad Street Line before the Fern Rock Transportation Center terminus.

Olney Transportation Center is located near Einstein Medical Center, La Salle University, Central High School, and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. The Olney neighborhood is a short distance east of the center; the center's name derives from Olney Avenue, which runs through both Olney and Logan. It is the second-most traveled terminal or transportation center in SEPTA's organization.

Station layout[edit]

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

Sports Express toward AT&T (Erie)

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


Originally built in 1928, Olney station was the northern terminus of the Broad Street Line subway until 1956, when it was extended to the Fern Rock Transportation Center. The underground subway station is accessible from both sides of Broad Street including from the bus terminal on the Eastern side of the street and has a food stand inside it. The bus terminal is outdoors with a roof on top and serves buses that serve Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, and Bucks County. It also served as a trolley terminal until January 11, 1986 for Ogontz Avenue's Route 6, and is near Sigler Travel, a Greyhound Lines bus station. Express and local trains both stop at this station. It has two island platforms, one for the two northbound tracks, and one for the two southbound tracks.

Bus connections[edit]

SEPTA City Buses

  • Routes 6, 8 (Formerly the "FOX" = Frankford/Olney Express), 16 (Formerly Route C), 18 (Formerly Route S), 22 (Formerly Route 6 Bus to Willow Grove, changed on January 11, 1986 when Route 6 Trolley "City Portion" went bus), 26, 55, 80, and L[2]

Greyhound Bus Lines

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ Olney T.C.
  2. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 

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