Olney Transportation Center

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Olney Transportation Center
Olney
SEPTA.svg SEPTA rapid transit station
WTP B27 Audrey 1.jpg
Station building at Olney Transportation Center
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 bySoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Line(s)
Platforms2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks4
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 6, 8, 16, 18, 22, 26, 55, 80, L
Construction
Parkingno[1]
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedSeptember 1, 1928
Rebuilt1991
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward NRG
Broad Street Line
Local
Terminus
Broad Street Line
Express
toward 8th & Market
Broad Street Line
toward NRG
Broad Street Line
Special
Location
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, 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 NRG (Logan)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express Express toward Walnut – Locust (special event service to NRG) (Erie)
Ridge Spur toward 8th – Market (Erie)
Northbound express Ridge Spur select trains alighting passengers only →
Express and Ridge Spur toward Fern Rock (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right Handicapped/disabled access
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 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.

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]

References[edit]

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

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