Market East Station
Market East Station is a SEPTA station in the Market East neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its official SEPTA address is 12th and Filbert streets. Of the three Center City stations on the SEPTA system, Market East Station is located the farthest east. It is part of the Center City Commuter Connection. Opened in November 1984, the station replaced the Reading Terminal, which had closed on November 6, 1984. Market East Station cost $75 million to build, and is owned and maintained by SEPTA.
The station is 120 feet (37 m) wide and two blocks long. The tracks are 35 feet (11 m) below the street.
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