Suburban Station

commuter rail station in Center City, Philadelphia

Suburban Station is one of the core SEPTA Regional Rail stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Center City Commuter Connection. It is at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace the old Broad Street Station. It officially opened on September 28, 1930. Suburban Station originally had eight tracks and four platforms, until the Center City Commuter Connection extended the tracks to the newer Jefferson Station. It also added another platform.

Suburban Station
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Front entrance of Suburban Station
General information
Location16th Street & JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms5 island platforms
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 2, 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62
Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 124, 125
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneC
OpenedSeptember 28, 1930 (replaced Broad Street station)
RebuiltJanuary 9, 2007 (completion)
Previous namesPenn Center Station
Passengers (2013)24,198 (Weekday)
Preceding station SEPTA Following station
30th Street Station
toward Airport
Airport Line Jefferson
30th Street Station Chestnut Hill West Line
30th Street Station
toward Wawa
Media/Wawa Line
30th Street Station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
30th Street Station
toward Trenton
Trenton Line
30th Street Station
toward Newark
Wilmington/​Newark Line
30th Street Station
toward Cynwyd
Cynwyd Line Terminus
30th Street Station
Chestnut Hill East Line Jefferson
Fox Chase Line Jefferson
toward Fox Chase
Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Jefferson
toward Doylestown
30th Street Station Manayunk/​Norristown Line Jefferson
Warminster Line Jefferson
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line Jefferson
Former services
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
Philadelphia–30th Street Chesapeake
Philadelphia–30th Street
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
toward Pottsville
Schuylkill Branch Terminus
Philadelphia Chestnut Hill Line
Philadelphia Fort Washington Branch
Philadelphia Norristown Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line
toward Trenton
Trenton Line
Philadelphia West Chester Line
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line
Suburban Station Building
Suburban Station is located in Philadelphia
Suburban Station
Suburban Station is located in Pennsylvania
Suburban Station
Suburban Station is located in the United States
Suburban Station
Location1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′15.30″N 75°10′1.2″W / 39.9542500°N 75.167000°W / 39.9542500; -75.167000
ArchitectGraham, Anderson, Probst & White; Stewart, Joseph, & Co.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.85001962[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 05, 1985


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
Preceding station     SEPTA   Following station
Airport Line
Chestnut Hill East Line
Chestnut Hill West Line
toward Cynwyd
Cynwyd LineTerminus
Fox Chase Line
toward Fox Chase
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Manayunk/Norristown Line
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
toward Trenton
Trenton Line
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line