Spring Garden station (Market–Frankford Line)

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Spring Garden
SEPTA.svg
Spring Garden MFL; Southbound Train.jpg
A Upper Darby-bound train leaves Spring Garden Station
Location600 North Front Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′38″N 75°08′25″W / 39.9606°N 75.1404°W / 39.9606; -75.1404Coordinates: 39°57′38″N 75°08′25″W / 39.9606°N 75.1404°W / 39.9606; -75.1404
Owned byCity of Philadelphia
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform (Market-Frankford)
Tracks2
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 25, 43
Construction
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedMay 16, 1977
ElectrifiedYes, 700 volts DC third rail.
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward 69th Street
Market–Frankford Line
toward Frankford
Location
Spring Garden is located in Philadelphia
Spring Garden
Spring Garden
Location within Philadelphia

Spring Garden station is a SEPTA rapid transit station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States, on the Market–Frankford Line. It is located above the corner of 2nd Street and Spring Garden Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood. It is the final above-ground/outdoor stop for trains before heading into central Philadelphia.

Though SEPTA gives the address as being at 600 North Front Street, the actual location is the median of Interstate 95 over Spring Garden Street. It was built in 1977 when the Market-Frankford Line's tracks were moved to the median of newly extended Interstate 95 for a distance of about 1 mile and replaced the abandoned nearby Fairmount Avenue Station, which was built in 1922 and had been a Skip-Stop "B" station during rush hours. The new station is currently an "All-Stop" station and is nestled in between the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between the highway's Girard Avenue and I-676 interchanges.

Passengers utilizing this station may access such nearby sites as Penn's Landing's Festival Pier, popular Delaware Avenue nightclubs, a branch of the Dave and Busters entertainment complex situated on the Delaware River, and a number of bars, restaurants, and shops in the nearby Northern Liberties neighborhood.


Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Market–Frankford Line toward 69th Street (2nd Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Market–Frankford Line toward Frankford (Girard)
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

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SEPTA City Bus Connections[edit]

External links[edit]

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