Spring Garden station (Broad Street Line)

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Spring Garden
Spring Garden2.jpg
Mezzanine Level at Spring Garden Station. This station is currently being renovated.
Location 500 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′44″N 75°09′41″W / 39.9621°N 75.1615°W / 39.9621; -75.1615Coordinates: 39°57′44″N 75°09′41″W / 39.9621°N 75.1615°W / 39.9621; -75.1615
Owned by SEPTA
  Broad Street Line Express
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16, 43
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 1, 1928
Rebuilt 2009-2012
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
toward Fern Rock

Spring Garden is a subway station on SEPTA's Broad Street Subway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an express station with four tracks and two island platforms. Spring Garden is the northernmost station in Center City, serving Community College of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia Building, the Inquirer Building (home of Philadelphia newspapers the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News), Ben Franklin High School and miscellaneous office buildings, restaurants, and clubs. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is ten blocks west of the station while the Northern Liberties neighborhood lies approximately eight blocks east. Near this station is Masterman Laboratory & Demonstration School. There are numerous restaurants and shops nearby which makes this a very busy station.

Spring Garden station is the seventh busiest station on the Broad Street Line, with 10,000 riders a day.[1]

Station layout[edit]

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

Sports Express toward AT&T (Race-Vine)

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


  1. ^ Fiscal Year 2008 Capital Budget and Fiscal Years 2008–2019 Capital Program. SEPTA (27 May 2007)

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