30th Street station (SEPTA Subway)

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30th Street station is an underground SEPTA rapid transit and trolley station in Philadelphia. It serves the Market–Frankford Line and SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines. It is located on Market Street between 30th and 31st Streets in the University City neighborhood near the main 30th Street Station and Drexel University. The station features four tracks—two outer tracks for the Subway-Surface trolleys, and two inner tracks for the Market-Frankford subway trains. A free transfer is available between both services via a mezzanine level which provides access to all four tracks.

30th Street
SEPTA.svg SEPTA rapid transit station
30th Street MFL.jpg
30th Street Trolley Station 2.jpg
The MFL platform at 30th Street Station in 2017
Location3000 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owned bySEPTA
Platforms1 island platform (subway)
2 side platforms (trolleys)
Tracks4 (2 subway, 2 trolley)
ConnectionsBSicon BAHN.svg Amtrak, NJ Transit, SEPTA Regional Rail (at 30th Street Station)
City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 9, 30, 31, 44, 49, 62, LUCY
Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 124, 125
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Electrified700 volts DC (MFL)
Overhead lines (SST)
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
34th Street Market–Frankford Line 15th Street
toward Frankford
33rd Street Subway–surface trolley lines 22nd Street
Former services
Preceding station Philadelphia Transportation Company Following station
34th Street Market Elevated 22nd Street
toward Frankford
30th Street is located in Philadelphia
30th Street
30th Street
Location within Philadelphia

The underground station was originally built in 1956 as a replacement for the 32nd Street elevated station which opened in 1907. It is located half a block southwest of the main 30th Street Station, which is served by Amtrak, SEPTA Regional Rail, and New Jersey Transit trains. A tunnel previously connected the two stations, but has been closed due to crime concerns. The only connection is above ground. The station was recently renovated, and has since become one of four accessible underground stations on the Market-Frankford Line in Center City. Accessibility features include an elevator in addition to a staircase.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Entrances/Exits, access to 30th Street Station
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound      Subway–surface trolley lines toward West Philadelphia (33rd Street)
Westbound      Market–Frankford Line toward 69th Street (34th Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Market–Frankford Line toward Frankford (15th Street)
Eastbound      Subway–surface trolley lines toward 13th – Market (22nd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

SEPTA Bus connectionsEdit

SEPTA City Buses

  • Routes 9, 30, 31, 44, 49, 62, and LUCY

SEPTA Suburban Buses

  • Routes 124, and 125



  • "Market-Frankford El". world.nycsubway.org. Archived from the original on 20 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-08.

External linksEdit

  Media related to 30th Street (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 39°57′18″N 75°11′01″W / 39.955°N 75.1835°W / 39.955; -75.1835