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The Walter Rand Transportation Center is a transportation hub located at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway in Camden, New Jersey. It is served by the River Line, the Broadway station of the PATCO Speedline, New Jersey Transit buses and Greyhound intercity buses.

Walter Rand Transportation Center
Riverline At Walter Rand.jpg
Broadway PATCO station platform, April 2015.jpg
Left: River Line station
Right: PATCO Broadway station
Other namesBroadway
Location527 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Camden, New Jersey
Coordinates39°56′35″N 75°7′11″W / 39.94306°N 75.11972°W / 39.94306; -75.11972Coordinates: 39°56′35″N 75°7′11″W / 39.94306°N 75.11972°W / 39.94306; -75.11972
Owned byAt-grade: NJ Transit (State of New Jersey)
Underground: DRPA (State of New Jersey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
PlatformsRiver Line: 2 side platforms
PATCO: 1 island platform
TracksRiver Line: 2
PATCO: 2
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Buses
Local shuttle SJTA Buses
Intercity Bus Greyhound
Construction
Structure typeRiver Line: at-grade
PATCO: underground
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 7, 1936 (PATCO)
March 15, 2004 (2004-03-15) (River Line)[1]
ElectrifiedRiver Line: No
PATCO: 750 volts DC
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Cooper Street–Rutgers University River Line 36th Street
toward Trenton
Preceding station Delaware River Port Authority Following station
City Hall PATCO Speedline Ferry Avenue
toward Lindenwold
Location
Walter Rand Transportation Center is located in Philadelphia
Walter Rand Transportation Center
Walter Rand Transportation Center
Location within Philadelphia

Contents

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Entrances/Exits, NJT Buses
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      River Line toward Entertainment Center (Cooper Street – Rutgers University)
Northbound      River Line toward Trenton (36th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, fare control
P
Platform level
Westbound      PATCO Speedline toward Philadelphia (City Hall)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      PATCO Speedline toward Lindenwold (Ferry Avenue)

HistoryEdit

 
Broadway station of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in September 1965, months before service ended entirely. After Camden Terminal closed in 1953, Broadway was the terminus of the PRSL, with passengers forced to transfer to the Bridge Line to reach Philadelphia

The transit center opened on May 17, 1989 as Camden Transportation Center and was renamed in 1994 for Walter Rand, a former New Jersey State Senator, who specialized in transportation issues while serving in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature. It was built above the existing PATCO Broadway Station, which opened as one of the four original stations on the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Bridge Line on June 7, 1936,[2] and had a connection to the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. The station was later acquired by PATCO.

RailEdit

Westbound service via PATCO is available to Philadelphia and eastbound service is available to Lindenwold with connecting service via NJ Transit trains to Atlantic City.

Southbound service from the station via the River Line travels to the Camden Waterfront. Northbound service is available to the Trenton Transit Center with connections to New Jersey Transit trains to New York City, SEPTA trains to Philadelphia, and Amtrak trains.

The station is the planned northern terminus of the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.[3]

Bus connectionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mulvihill, Geoff (March 15, 2004). "Smooth Sailing for Light Rail on First Day of Operation". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. Associated Press. p. A3. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "The PATCO Hi-Speedline". The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  3. ^ "Fact Sheet 2013" (PDF). Glassboro-Camden Line. DVPA & PATCO. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
  4. ^ Greyhound Camden terminal information

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