Race–Vine station

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BSL Race-Vine northbound platform
Location 300 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Coordinates 39°57′30″N 75°09′44″W / 39.9582°N 75.1623°W / 39.9582; -75.1623Coordinates: 39°57′30″N 75°09′44″W / 39.9582°N 75.1623°W / 39.9582; -75.1623
Owned by SEPTA
  Broad Street Line Express
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16
NJT Bus NJT Bus: 400, 401, 402, 404, 406, 408, 410, 412 (at Broad & Cherry Streets)
Structure type underground
Disabled access Cross-platform transfers only
Opened September 1, 1928
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
Broad Street Line

Race-Vine is a rapid transit passenger rail station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line.[1] It is located at 300 North Broad Street (PA 611) in the Center City district of Philadelphia, and serves both local and express trains. The station is named after Vine Street, which today acts as frontage roads along Interstate 676 and nearby Race Street, although the given address is closer to westbound Vine than Race. This stop is also used as the Pennsylvania Convention Center stop for the Broad Street Line (signs will direct passengers to the appropriate exits, although riding the Broad Street Line one stop further south to City Hall and then connecting to the Market–Frankford Line East toward Frankford and then exiting at 11th Street station will bring passengers right inside the Convention Center and The Gallery at Market East).

In addition to the Convention Center and other sights on the westernmost edge of Chinatown, the Race-Vine station serves several office buildings, Magee (Thomas Jefferson University) Rehabilitation Center, the Parkway Museum District, Roman Catholic High School, the School of Nursing campus of Drexel University, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

Passengers may connect to SEPTA City Bus Routes 4,16, and 27 here, in addition to a number of NJ Transit bus routes, which board on the northeast corner of Broad Street and Vine Street. Until the mid-90's there was a concourse leading you up Broad Street from City Hall to Race Street side of the station.

Station layout[edit]

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

Sports Express toward AT&T (City Hall)

Northbound express Express toward Fern Rock (Spring Garden)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for local trains, right for express trains
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (Spring Garden)



External links[edit]

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