Walnut–Locust station

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Walnut – Locust
Avenue of the Arts
SEPTA rapid transit station
BSL station platform
Station complex includes 12-13th and 15-16th & Locust stations
Location 200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′57″N 75°09′51″W / 39.9493°N 75.1643°W / 39.9493; -75.1643Coordinates: 39°56′57″N 75°09′51″W / 39.9493°N 75.1643°W / 39.9493; -75.1643
Owned by SEPTA
Platforms 2 island platforms
cross-platform interchange
Tracks 4
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32, 42
Disabled access Yes (transfer to PATCO at 12th-13th & Locust not accessible)
Opened April 20, 1930
Electrified Third rail (600 volts)
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward AT&T Station
Broad Street Line
toward Fern Rock
Terminus Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

Walnut–Locust/Avenue of the Arts (also Walnut–Locust) is a subway station on SEPTA's Broad Street Line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The station is located between Walnut Street and Locust Street at 200 South Broad Street in the Avenue of the Arts district of Center City, Philadelphia.

Walnut–Locust is served by local trains, special "sport express" trains, and is the southern terminus for express trains, which reverse direction on tracks immediately south of the station. On the "sport express" line, the station is the last stop before its terminus at the AT&T station.

It is the southern most point in the Center City Concourse, the 500,000+ sq ft underground pedestrian concourse in Center City[1]. The concourse connects to City Hall Station, the Market–Frankford Line, Subway–Surface Trolley Lines, Regional Rail and PATCO Speedline's 12–13th & Locust Station and 15–16th & Locust Station. However, no free interchange is available.

Passengers utilizing Walnut-Locust station may access the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Bellevue shops and restaurants, and the Academy of Music. Seven blocks east of the station lies Washington Square, while Rittenhouse Square lies four blocks west.


Walnut-Locust Station was originally built by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company on April 20, 1930. Until 1969, it was the original southern terminus of the Broad–Ridge Spur and Bridge Street Line.[2] This was eventually replaced by the aforementioned Center City Commuter Connection.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine To entrances/exits, passageway to PATCO at 15–16th & Locust, fare control
Platform level
Southbound local Local toward AT&T (Lombard – South)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound Express Express alighting passengers only
Special Express toward AT&T (special events only) (Terminus)
Northbound express Express toward Fern Rock (City Hall)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound local Local toward Fern Rock (City Hall)


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