Olney Transportation Center

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Olney Transportation Center
Olney Express Tracks 2018c.JPG
Location5600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°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 byCity of Philadelphia
Operated bySEPTA
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 6, 8, 16, 18, 22, 26, 55, 80, L
Disabled accessYes
OpenedSeptember 1, 1928
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
toward NRG
Broad Street Line
Fern Rock T.C.
Erie Broad Street Line
Erie Broad–Ridge Spur Fern Rock T.C.
Olney Transportation Center is located in Philadelphia
Olney Transportation Center
Olney Transportation Center
Location within Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia, 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, bus terminal
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, fare control
Platform level
Southbound local      Broad Street Line toward NRG (Logan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Disabled access
Southbound express      Broad Street Line toward Walnut – Locust (special event service to NRG) (Erie)
     Broad Street Line toward 8th – Market (Erie)
Northbound express      Broad Street Line select trains alighting passengers only →
     Broad Street Line toward Fern Rock (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Disabled access
Northbound local      Broad Street Line 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 was near Sigler Travel, a former 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.


On February 18, 2021, three unidentified gunmen opened fire at the station at 2:50 pm, wounding eight people, one very seriously. The ages of victims ranged from 17 to 71. Its motive is generally unknown to authorities and those involved.[2][3]

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[4]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ Olney T.C.
  2. ^ "Shooting: Philadelphia Olney Transportation Center SEPTA station". 6abc.com.
  3. ^ "Security Camera Images Show Suspects Who Shot 8 People". WCAU. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "Broad Street Line Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. September 5, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010.

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