Susquehanna–Dauphin station

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Susquehanna-Dauphin
SEPTA rapid transit station
WTP B18 Audrey 3.jpg
The platform of the Susquehanna–Dauphin Station
Location 2200 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′11.02″N 75°9′23.26″W / 39.9863944°N 75.1564611°W / 39.9863944; -75.1564611Coordinates: 39°59′11.02″N 75°9′23.26″W / 39.9863944°N 75.1564611°W / 39.9863944; -75.1564611
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (only 2 serve this station)
Connections SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16, 39
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened September 1, 1928
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Previous names Dauphin–Susquehanna
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
Local
 Local 
toward Fern Rock

Susquehanna–Dauphin is a subway station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station is located at the 2200 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia,[1] between Susquehanna Avenue at the south end and Dauphin Street at the north end.[2] Four tracks travel through the station, however the station is only served by local trains,[1] which travel on the outer two tracks. Along with Cecil B. Moore Station, this stop provides access to Temple University, which is located one block south of Susquehanna Avenue.[3] Service began at the station, formerly known as Dauphin–Susquehanna, on September 1, 1928 as part of the original segment of the Broad Street Line, which ran from City Hall Station to Olney Station.[4]

Fares are collected at the center of the platforms on each side of the tracks, as there is no crossover built at this station.

Surface Transit Connections: Until February 25, 1956 Trolley Routes 8 & SEPTA Route 39 (now a bus line) service as the stations connections which travels westbound on Susquehanna Avenue to the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, and eastbound on Dauphin Street to the Kensington neighborhood.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Cecil B. Moore)
Southbound express Express/Spur does not stop here
Northbound express Express/Spur does not stop here →
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (North Philadelphia)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Station mural[edit]

The station features a mural entitled City Diary, created by Philadelphia children in 1997. The mural consists of many 8 in2 (20.32 cm2) ceramic tiles, split into two pieces on opposite sides of the station, with lengths of 28 ft (8.53 m) and 19 ft (5.79 m), respectively. Over 170 children between the ages of 6 and 16 contributed to the project, which was dedicated to the station on June 11, 1997.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Broad Street Line Map" (PDF). SEPTA. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Susquehanna-Dauphin Station". Google Maps. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Getting Around Philly on Public Transportation". Temple University School of Communications and Theater. Archived from the original on 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Broad Street Subway". world.nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  5. ^ "SEPTA Route 39 Map" (PDF). SEPTA. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ Rice, Robin. "Platform Party". Philadelphia City Paper. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Susquehanna–Dauphin (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons