Susquehanna–Dauphin station

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Susquehanna–Dauphin
SEPTA.svg
Susquehanna Dauphin 2018a.jpg
The Susquehanna–Dauphin Station entrance
Location2200 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°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 bySEPTA
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (only 2 serve this station)
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16, 39
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedSeptember 1, 1928
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Previous namesDauphin–Susquehanna
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Cecil B. Moore
toward NRG
Broad Street Line
Local
North Philadelphia
toward Fern Rock
Location
Susquehanna–Dauphin is located in Philadelphia
Susquehanna–Dauphin
Susquehanna–Dauphin
Location within Philadelphia

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]

Until February 25, 1956 Trolley Routes 8 and 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]

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

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local      Broad Street Line toward NRG (Cecil B. Moore)
Southbound express      Broad Street Line Express services do not stop here
Northbound express      Broad Street Line Express services do not stop here →
Northbound local      Broad Street Line 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]

Gallery[edit]

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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

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