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Ferry Avenue is a PATCO Lindenwold Line station located in Camden and Woodlynne, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. It is near the busy US Route 130 and situated in a semi-poor area of Camden.

Ferry Avenue
 PATCO  rapid transit station
Ferry Avenue station split platforms, April 2015.jpg
Ferry Avenue station viewed from the parking lot
Location2600 Ferry Avenue
Camden, New Jersey
Coordinates39°55′22″N 75°5′30″W / 39.92278°N 75.09167°W / 39.92278; -75.09167Coordinates: 39°55′22″N 75°5′30″W / 39.92278°N 75.09167°W / 39.92278; -75.09167
Owned byDelaware River Port Authority
Platforms1 bay island platform
Tracks3 (1 pocket track)
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Buses
Construction
Parking1900 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedFebruary 15, 1969[1]
Electrified750 volts DC
Services
Preceding station Delaware River Port Authority Following station
Broadway PATCO Speedline
Local
Collingswood
toward Lindenwold
PATCO Speedline
Philadelphia Express
Woodcrest
One-way operation
Location
Ferry Avenue is located in Philadelphia
Ferry Avenue
Ferry Avenue
Location within Philadelphia

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Station layoutEdit

 
The east end of the pocket track

The fare control is located at street level and the platform is elevated. For most of the platform, there are two tracks, serving the Philadelphia and Lindenwold bound trains. There is also a third track that starts some halfway down the platform. The platform splits and the train can come up into this spot. It was once used by Ferry Avenue Local trains that originated here and went to Philadelphia, but the service has been discontinued. The third track is now used to store a train mid-day.

P
Platform level
Westbound      PATCO Speedline toward Philadelphia (Broadway)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Center track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      PATCO Speedline toward Lindenwold (Collingswood)
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

CrimeEdit

On August 9, 1995, Philadelphia Inquirer truck driver Joseph Sweeney, 49, was fatally beaten during a robbery while delivering newspapers.[2]

On November 12, 2001, Christine Lynn Eberle, 27, a PATCO commuter and resident of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey was abducted from the station's parking lot and killed. Two men, Ryshaone H. Thomas and Marcus Toliver, were charged with murder, robbery, kidnapping and weapons offenses in connection with the crime.[3][4]

On January 12, 2005, Thomas and Toliver pleaded guilty in New Jersey Superior Court in order to avoid the death penalty.[5]

New Jersey Transit Bus connectionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baisden, Cheryl L. (2009). Images of America: Delaware River Port Authority. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 9780738565811.
  2. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  3. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction, killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  4. ^ "2 indicted in commuter killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15, 2002
  5. ^ "Plea deal in PATCO slaying", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 13, 2005
  6. ^ "453 Timetable" (PDF). NJ Transit. Retrieved 5 August 2011.

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