Fairmount station (SEPTA)

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Fairmount Station entrance at Ridge and Broad
Location700 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°58′02″N 75°09′37″W / 39.9671°N 75.1604°W / 39.9671; -75.1604Coordinates: 39°58′02″N 75°09′37″W / 39.9671°N 75.1604°W / 39.9671; -75.1604
Owned bySoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Platforms
Tracks6 total
  • 4 (upper level)
  • 2 (lower level)
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 4, 16, 61
Construction
Platform levels2
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedSeptember 1, 1928 (Local)
December 21, 1932 (Broad Ridge Spur)
ElectrifiedThird rail (600 volts)
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Spring Garden
toward NRG
Broad Street Line Girard
toward Fern Rock
Chinatown Broad–Ridge Spur Girard
toward Olney or Fern Rock
Former services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Spring Garden Broad–Ridge Spur Girard
toward Olney or Fern Rock
Location
Fairmount is located in Philadelphia
Fairmount
Fairmount
Location within Philadelphia

Fairmount is a subway station in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is served by SEPTA's Broad Street Line (as a local stop) and the Broad-Ridge Spur. There are three separate platforms. The Broad-Ridge Spur and Broad Street Line (BSL) northbound platforms connect inside the faregates, but the BSL's southbound platform cannot be reached from the other two without exiting. Such a connection once existed; the sealed-off entrance can be seen at platform level heading south towards the end of the platform. Travelers wishing to switch between the Broad-Ridge Spur and the southbound BSL must connect at Girard. The Broad-Ridge Spur platform is shortened and can only accommodate short 2-car trains; the unused part of the platform is visible from passing trains and is covered in layers of graffiti. Fairmount station on the Broad-Ridge Spur has a full mezzanine concourse extending from Wallace Street to Ridge Avenue, now abandoned.

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