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How to Ride - Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines

How to Ride - Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines

The Market–Frankford Line (aka the Blue Line or the El) is a subway and elevated line that runs east/west from the Frankford Transportation Center in the Frankford section of Philadelphia to 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, via Center City Philadelphia. 

The Broad Street Line (aka the Orange Line) is a subway line that runs north/south along Broad Street in Philadelphia from Fern Rock Transportation Center in North Philadelphia to NRG Station/Sports Complex in South Philadelphia via Center City Philadelphia.

You can transfer - FOR FREE - from one line to other at City Hall/15th Street Station.

Whether you're cruising above the city on the MFL or below the city on the BSL, the how to ride is the same...

1. First things first. Download the SEPTA App for schedules, maps, and more!

2. Grab your SEPTA Key (Don’t have one? Click here for info!). The fare is $2 per ride; $1 per transfer if you have a SEPTA Key card. No Key card, no worry, the cost per ride is $2.50 which you can use to purchase a Quick Trip (ticket) from the Fare Kiosk at the station. You do not need exact change - the Fare Kiosk accepts cash, credit, and debit. Monthly and weekly TrailPasses and TransPasses are accepted as well as a One Day Convenience Pass and a One Day Independence Pass. You can purchase a Key card from the Fare Kiosk which is recommended if you're making multiple trips.

3. Go to your station. Look for the Fare Kiosk if you need to purchase a fare.

4. To access the platform, tap your SEPTA Key card on the "validator" located on top of the turnstile or swipe your Quick Trip to unlock the turnstile. Before you do this - make sure you are on the right side!

5. Stand behind the yellow line while waiting for the train to arrive.

6. Board the train. (Passenger etiquette tip: Let people off before getting on.)

6. Take a seat and watch/listen for your stop.

8. Exit the train. To exit the station you do not need to tap or swipe, simply move through the turnstile or gate.

Check Market Frankford Line schedules and Broad Street Line schedules to plan your trip.

Learn how to ride other SEPTA transit vehicles.

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