Walter Rand Transportation Center

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Walter Rand Transportation Center
Broadway
Riverline At Walter Rand.jpg
River Line train at the Transportation Center in 2006
Location 527 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Camden, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°56′35″N 75°7′11″W / 39.94306°N 75.11972°W / 39.94306; -75.11972Coordinates: 39°56′35″N 75°7′11″W / 39.94306°N 75.11972°W / 39.94306; -75.11972
Owned by At-grade: NJ Transit (State of New Jersey)
Underground: DRPA (State of New Jersey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
Line(s)
Platforms River Line: 2 side platforms
PATCO: 1 island platform
Tracks River Line: 2
'PATCO: 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Buses
Local shuttle SJTA Buses
Intercity Bus Greyhound
Construction
Structure type River Line: at-grade
PATCO: underground
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened June 7, 1936 (PATCO station)
March 15, 2004 (River Line)
Electrified River Line: No
PATCO: 750 volts DC
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
River Line
toward Trenton
PATCO
PATCO Speedline
Local
toward Lindenwold
PATCO Speedline
Philadelphia Express

The Walter Rand Transportation Center is a transportation hub located at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway in Camden, New Jersey. It is served by the River LINE, the Broadway Station of the PATCO Speedline, New Jersey Transit buses and Greyhound intercity buses.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits, NJT Buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound River Line toward Entertainment Center (Cooper Street – Rutgers University)
Northbound River Line toward Trenton (36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
P
Platform level
Westbound PATCO toward 15–16th & Locust (City Hall)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound PATCO toward Lindenwold (Ferry Avenue)

History[edit]

Broadway station of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in September 1965, months before service ended entirely. After Camden Terminal closed in 1953, Broadway was the terminus of the PRSL, with passengers forced to transfer to the Bridge Line to reach Philadelphia

The transit center opened on May 17, 1989 as Camden Transportation Center and was renamed in 1994 for Walter Rand, a former New Jersey State Senator, who specialized in transportation issues while serving in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature. It was built above the existing PATCO Broadway Station, which opened as one of the four original stations on the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Bridge Line on June 7, 1936,[1] and had a connection to the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. The station was later acquired by PATCO.

Rail[edit]

Westbound service via PATCO is available to Philadelphia and eastbound service is available to Lindenwold with connecting service via NJ Transit trains to Atlantic City.

Southbound service from the station via the River Line travels to the Camden Waterfront. Northbound service is available to the Trenton Transit Center with connections to New Jersey Transit trains to New York City, SEPTA trains to Philadelphia, and Amtrak trains.

The center is the planned northern terminus of the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.[2]

Bus[edit]

NJT Buses:

Greyhound Lines:[3]

SJTA:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The PATCO Hi-Speedline". The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Fact Sheet 2013" (PDF). Glassboro-Camden Line. DVPA & PATCO. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  3. ^ Greyhound Camden terminal information

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