Ferry Avenue station

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Ferry Avenue station 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 near the intersection of Camden, Woodlynne and Collingswood.

Ferry Avenue
Pocket track at Ferry Avenue station, May 2018.jpg
Ferry Avenue station in May 2018
General information
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: 451, 453
Construction
Parking1,900 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedJanuary 4, 1969[1][2]
Services
Preceding station DRPA logo.svg DRPA Following station
Broadway PATCO Speedline Collingswood
toward Lindenwold

Station layoutEdit

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 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 Ferry Avenue Local trains were replaced with Woodcrest Local trains on September 20, 1980.[3] The third track is now used to store a train mid-day.

P
Platform level
Westbound      PATCO Speedline toward 15–16th & Locust (Broadway)
Island platform
Pocket track No regular service
Island platform
Eastbound      PATCO Speedline toward Lindenwold (Collingswood)
G Street level Station house, fare control, parking, buses

CrimeEdit

On August 9, 1995, Philadelphia Inquirer truck driver Joseph Sweeney, 49, was fatally beaten during a robbery while delivering newspapers.[4]

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.[5][6] On January 12, 2005, Thomas and Toliver pleaded guilty in New Jersey Superior Court in order to avoid the death penalty.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Service Begins Today on Lindenwold Line". January 4, 1969. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Baer, Christopher T. (April 2015). "A GENERAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE SUCCESSORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY AND THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT: 1969" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society.
  3. ^ Curran, Karen (August 27, 1980). "Authority increases High-Speed Line service". Courier-Post – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  5. ^ "Second man held in PATCO rider's abduction, killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2001
  6. ^ "2 indicted in commuter killing", The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15, 2002
  7. ^ "Plea deal in PATCO slaying", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 13, 2005

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