York–Dauphin station

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York – Dauphin
SEPTA.svg Market-Frankford Line station
York-Dauphin MFL Station over Dauphin Street 2018.JPG
York-Dauphin MFL station over West Dauphin Street
Location2300 North Front Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′06″N 75°07′56″W / 39.9851°N 75.1322°W / 39.9851; -75.1322Coordinates: 39°59′06″N 75°07′56″W / 39.9851°N 75.1322°W / 39.9851; -75.1322
Owned byCity of Philadelphia
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platforms (Market-Frankford)
Tracks2
ConnectionsSEPTA City Buses
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
History
Electrified700 volts DC
Previous namesDauphin-York
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward 69th Street
Market–Frankford Line
toward Frankford
toward 69th Street
Market–Frankford Line
 B 
toward Frankford
Location
York – Dauphin is located in Philadelphia
York – Dauphin
York – Dauphin
Location within Philadelphia

York-Dauphin station is an elevated rapid transit stop on the Market-Frankford Line, of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) transit system. It is a station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Kensington neighborhood. During peak hours, the station is served by "B" trains only. The station is also used as a terminal for buses.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Market–Frankford Line B and off-peak trains toward 69th Street (B: Girard, off-peak: Berks )
Eastbound Market–Frankford Line B and off-peak trains toward Frankford (B: Somerset, off-peak: Huntingdon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

Location[edit]

York-Dauphin Station is located on 2300 N. Front Street, the corner of East York Street and North Front Street. It is the next stop after Berks Station and comes before Huntingdon Station. York-Dauphin Station is the last station to run above Front Street on the Market–Frankford Line, it branches off on Kensington Avenue heading towards the Frankford Transportation Center.[1]

Services[edit]

York-Dauphin serves as a transit terminal for both buses and trains. Exact transit fare must be used when boarding public buses and trains. Transfers are available with trips requiring more than one transit service in the same direction.

The station includes two platforms which is accessible for riders with disabilities. Pedestrian bridges are also located at the station connecting to Front Street.

SEPTA bus routes at York-Dauphin include Routes 3 (Strawberry Mansion to Frankford Transportation Center), 39 (Strawberry Mansion to Fishtown), and 89 (Frankford to Kensington).

There is no parking or bike racks available at the station.

Incidents[edit]

In 1960-61, Budd Company replaced the original 315 cars with 270 new ones. On December 26, 1961, two cars were wrecked in a derailment at the York-Dauphin Station, killing one passenger. The accident occurred on the curve, at York and Front Street, right before the York-Dauphin stop, just north of the station. The four-car southbound train went into a curve and hit a guardrail. The first three cars slid off the tracks as it crashed into York-Dauphin Station. Over 100 policemen were present at the derailment incident.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Market-Frankford Line". March 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Transit". Retrieved March 24, 2012.

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