8th Street (SEPTA station)
SEPTA and PATCO rapid transit station
Eighth Street station main entrance
|Address||Eighth & Market Streets
Broad Street Line Ridge Spur
|Connections|| SEPTA City Bus: 47, 61
SEPTA Regional Rail (at Market East Station)
|Platforms||3 side platforms (2 Market-Frankford, 1 Broad-Ridge Spur)
1 island platform (PATCO)
|Tracks||2 – Market-Frankford Line
2 – PATCO Speedline
1 – Broad-Ridge Spur
|Opened||August 3, 1908 (8th Street Station, Market Street Subway-Elevated, upper level)
December 21, 1932 (Market Street Station, Ridge-8th Street Subway, lower level)
|Rebuilt||February 15, 1969 (as 8th and Market station, Broad-Ridge Spur, upper level)
2009 (made ADA accessible)
700 volts DC (MFL)
600 volts DC (BRS)
750 volts DC (PATCO)
|Owned by||Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (upper level)
City of Philadelphia (lower level)
|Formerly||Ridge-8th Street Subway|
8th Street is a subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the corner of 8th Street and Market Street. It is served by SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line and Broad–Ridge Spur, and the PATCO Speedline. The station is owned by SEPTA; PATCO leases its section.
The station is known as 8th Street on the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad-Ridge Spur, and 8th & Market on the PATCO Speedline. It has two levels, with PATCO running N/S on the lower level and SEPTA running E/W on the upper level. The Broad-Ridge Spur, a branch of the Broad Street Line, ends at the station on a single track as the southern terminus. It originally used an abandoned track connection to travel through the Locust Street Subway (now used by PATCO). No free transfers are available, even between the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad-Ridge Spur.
For decades 8th and Market was Philadelphia's retail hub, with major department stores Strawbridge's, Gimbels and Lit Brothers located at that corner, all with direct entrances to the subway. A concourse still feeds traffic from the station to The Gallery at Market East shopping mall.
SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line occupies the upper level of the station. The station has two side platforms on the north and south sides of the stations. Passengers may use a staircase within the paid area to transfer between platforms.
PATCO occupies the lower level of the station. The station has one island platform located perpendicular to the Market-Frankford Line tracks above. The PATCO platform has two fare areas, one at the platform's north end (adjacent to the MFL's 69th Street-Bound Platform), the other at the south end (adjacent to the MFL's Frankford-Bound Platform). Each fare area contains a staircase, an elevator, and an "up escalator." Each PATCO platform has a distinct accent color: the 8th Street accent color is teal.
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