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8th Street station (Philadelphia)

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Structure type  Underground
Platforms in use  3
Disabled access  Yes
Owners  SEPTA, Philadelphia
8th Street station (Philadelphia)
Location  Eighth & Market Streets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owned by  Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (upper level) City of Philadelphia (lower level)
Line(s)  Market–Frankford Line   Broad Street Line Ridge Spur   PATCO Speedline
Tracks  2 – Market-Frankford Line 2 – PATCO Speedline 1 – Broad-Ridge Spur
Address  Philadelphia, PA, United States
Connections  SEPTA City Transit Division surface routes, SEPTA Regional Rail
Similar  15–16th & Locust station, Lindenwold station, Fern Rock Transportation Center, Jefferson Station, 15th Street station

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.

Market-Frankford Line

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.

Station layout

Note: The Broad–Ridge Spur and the Market–Frankford Line platforms, while on the same level, are perpendicular to each other.


8th Street station (Philadelphia) Wikipedia

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