Jefferson Station (SEPTA)

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SEPTA.svg Jefferson Station
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Jefferson Station entrance.JPG
11th Street entrance to Jefferson Station.
Location 12th and Filbert Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′07″N 75°09′24″W / 39.952076°N 75.156612°W / 39.952076; -75.156612Coordinates: 39°57′07″N 75°09′24″W / 39.952076°N 75.156612°W / 39.952076; -75.156612
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)      Airport Line      Chestnut Hill East Line      Chestnut Hill West Line      Fox Chase Line      Lansdale/Doylestown Line      Manayunk/Norristown Line      Media/Elwyn Line      Paoli/Thorndale Line      Trenton Line      Warminster Line      West Trenton Line      Wilmington/Newark Line
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4

     Market–Frankford Line at 11th St. and 8th St.     Broad Street Line Ridge Spur at 8th St.     PATCO Speedline at 8th & Market Sts.

City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 9, 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 47, 47M, 48, 61, 62, 78
NJT Bus NJT Bus: 400, 401, 402, 404, 406, 408, 409, 410, 412, 414, 417
At Greyhound Terminal:
NJT Bus NJT Bus: 313, 315, 316, 317, 318, 551
Intercity Bus Greyhound Lines
Intercity Bus Bieber Transportation Group
Intercity Bus Trailways Transportation System (Capitol Trailways, Fullington Trailways, Martz Trailways)
Intercity Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines
Intercity Bus Chinatown bus lines
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone C
Opened November 1984
Previous names Market East Station (1984-2014)
replaced Reading Terminal in 1984
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Airport Line
Chestnut Hill West Line
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
toward Trenton
Trenton Line
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
Chestnut Hill East Line
Fox Chase Line
toward Fox Chase
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Manayunk/Norristown Line
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton

Jefferson Station is a SEPTA station in the Market East neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its official SEPTA address is 12th and Filbert streets.[1] Of the three Center City stations on the SEPTA system, Jefferson 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.[2] Jefferson Station cost $75 million to build,[3] and is owned and maintained by SEPTA. The station used to be called Market East Station but the name changed to Jefferson Station on September 4, 2014 after Thomas Jefferson University Hospital paid $4 million to have the station named for them.[4]

The station is 120 feet (37 m) wide and two blocks long. The tracks are 35 feet (11 m) below the street.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vance, Patricia (2004). Intimate bicycle tours of Philadelphia: ten excursions to the city's art, parks, and neighborhoods. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 9. ISBN 081221868X. 
  2. Solomon, Brian (2008). Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites. Voyageur Press. p. 71. ISBN 0760332452. 
  3. "The Railroad in Pennsylvania Timeline". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Archived from the original on 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  4. "Jefferson to pay $4M for SEPTA station naming rights". Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. Kozel, Scott M. "Reading Terminal and Market East Station". Archived from the original on 27 March 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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