8th Street

Subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8th Street / 8th & Market
SEPTA.svg PATCO SEPTA/PATCO rapid transit station complex
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8th & Market station.jpg
Left to right (1) Eighth Street Market-Frankford station platform, (2) Broad-Ridge Spur station, (3) PATCO station
Location8th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′07″N 75°09′24″W / 39.952076°N 75.156612°W / 39.952076; -75.156612Coordinates: 39°57′07″N 75°09′24″W / 39.952076°N 75.156612°W / 39.952076; -75.156612
Owned bySoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
(lower level leased to Port Authority Transit Corporation)
Platforms3 side platforms, 1 island platform
ConnectionsSEPTA Regional Rail (at Jefferson Station)
SEPTA City Bus: 17, 33, 38, 44, 47, 47m, 61, 62
NJ Transit Bus: 400, 401, 402, 404, 406, 408, 409, 410, 412, 414, 417, 555
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
OpenedAugust 3, 1908 (upper level, Market–Frankford)[1][2]
December 21, 1932 (lower level, Bridge Line)
RebuiltFebruary 15, 1969 (upper level, Broad–Ridge)
2009 (ADA accessiblity)
Electrified700 volts DC third rail (Market–Frankford)
600 volts DC third rail (Broad Street)
750 volts DC third rail (PATCO)
Previous namesMarket Street (Broad–Ridge)
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
11th Street Market–Frankford Line 5th Street / Independence Hall
toward Frankford
Terminus Broad–Ridge Spur Chinatown
toward Olney or Fern Rock
Preceding station Delaware River Port Authority Following station
9–10th & Locust PATCO Speedline City Hall
toward Lindenwold
12–13th & Locust
late night service
8th Street / 8th & Market is located in Philadelphia
8th Street / 8th & Market
8th Street / 8th & Market
Location within Philadelphia

8th Street station is a subway station complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located at the intersection of 8th Street and Market Street in Center City. It is served by SEPTA's Market–Frankford and Broad–Ridge Spur lines, as well as the PATCO Speedline (signed by SEPTA as the "Lindenwold Line"). The entire complex is owned by SEPTA, while the PATCO areas are leased by the Port Authority Transit Corporation, which operates that line. 8th Street is the only station in Philadelphia where these three subway lines interchange.

The complex consists of three stations, 8th Street on the Market–Frankford Line, 8th & Market on the Broad–Ridge Spur (also sporadically signed as "8th Street"), and 8th & Market on the PATCO Speedline. The complex consists of three underground levels, a mezzanine crossing the Market–Frankford tracks on the upper level, Market–Frankford trains running east–west and Broad–Ridge trains running north on the middle level, and PATCO running north–south on the lower level. Each platform has its own entrances/exits and fare control, but are connected via a mezzanine.

For decades the corner of 8th and Market was a retail hub for the city, with major department stores Strawbridge's, Gimbels and Lit Brothers all located at the intersection and all containing direct access to the subway station. This underground connection now serves the Fashion District Philadelphia shopping mall, which provides indirect access to SEPTA Regional Rail lines at Jefferson Station, as well as the Broad Street Line via the Downtown Link concourse.[3]

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  3. ^ "Downtown Link Center City Concourse". SEPTA. Retrieved September 2, 2019.

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