Olney Transportation Center

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For other stations named Olney, see Olney station (disambiguation).
Olney
SEPTA rapid transit station
WTP B27 Audrey 1.jpg
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
Line(s)
  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
Construction
Parking no[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 1, 1928
Rebuilt 1991
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
Local
Terminus
Broad Street Line
Express
toward 8th Street
Broad Street Line

The Olney Transportation Center, also called Olney Terminal, is a SEPTA bus and subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located on Broad Street near 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
P
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)

History[edit]

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 trolleys until mid-January 1986, 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

Greyhound Bus Lines

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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

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