Suburban Station

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For almost a century, Suburban Station has served Philadelphia as a hub of travel and business. Located in Center City adjacent to City Hall, this art deco rail station is a stop on all SEPTA Regional Rail Lines as well as a connection point to the Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line.

There's so much happening at Suburban Station this holiday season! Now through December, head to Suburban for the Western Holiday Express, live performances, special events, holiday shopping, and more.

The Western Holiday Express

For the first year ever, SEPTA has decorated a train, and it is open for visitors! The Western Holiday Express is stationed on Track 0 in Suburban Station and is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays through December. SEPTA Rail employees worked together on their own time to create this peak into Christmastime in the Wild Wild West. Festively decorated from top to bottom, stop by the Western Holiday Express on the below dates and see it for yourself!

  • Wednesday, 11/28 | 2p – 5p

  • Saturday, 12/1 | 11a – 3p

  • Wednesday, 12/5 | 2p – 5p

  • Saturday, 12/8 | 11a – 3p

  • Wednesday, 12/12 | 2p – 5p

  • Saturday, 12/15 | 11a – 3p

  • Wednesday, 12/19 | 2p – 5p

  • Saturday, 12/22 | 11a – 3p

Live Music

Performance Schedule in Suburban Station (subject to change - so check back often!):

Special Events

Saturday, 12/3: Farewell to the SEPTA AEM-7 Locomotives

For decades, SEPTA has had a long tradition of celebrating the arrival and departure of its rail fleet. SEPTA will continue this tradition on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with a "Farewell to the AEM-7 Locomotives" excursion trip. The special farewell runs from Paoli to Suburban Station and back to Paoli. 

Rail enthusiasts can begin boarding the special farewell excursion train from Paoli Station at 10:25a. After departing from Paoli Station, the farewell excursion train will make stops at Wayne, Radnor, Bryn Mawr, 30th Street and Suburban Station. At Suburban Station, the group will have an opportunity to visit the western themed holiday decorated train on Track 0, shop and stretch their legs. The return trip departs from Suburban Station at 12:10p.

The legendary AEM-7 locomotives are over 30 years old and have taken riders on millions of trips throughout the Philadelphia region. The Farewell to SEPTA's AEM-7 locomotive will pay tribute to the millions of route miles these engines have served. Join us!

Interested rail fans, rail buffs and train enthusiasts can view the special schedule below.

Saturday, 12/8: People's Choice Awards - Bus Decorating Competition

Saturday, 12/15: People's Choice Awards - Bus Decorating Competition

Station Shops at Suburban

Need to do some holiday shopping? Look no further than Suburban Station! Located in the station's concourse, the newly renovated Station Shops at Suburban comprises of over 20 retailers offering everything from sweet treats to clothes and shoes. The newest addition to the Station Shops is Lovepop. As seen on Sharktank, Lovepop cards are 3-D paper pop-up greeting cards made for all occasions. Visit them in Suburban Station for all your holiday card needs!

In addition to Lovepop, the Station Shops include the following retailers:

  • Au Bon Pain

  • CeCe Fashion Boutique

  • Dunkin’ Donuts

  • The Enerjuicer

  • Hallmark

  • Milkhouse

  • Nutty World

  • Passero's Coffee

  • Penn Center Beauty Supply

  • Philadelphia Shoe Outlet

  • Philly Pretzel Factory

  • Philly Team Store

  • Phoenix Shoe Shine

  • PNC Bank

  • Tiffany's Bakery

  • Yunique Pizza


Are you one of the 100,000 commuters, visitors, or travelers that passes through Suburban Station on a daily basis? Did you know you can use your SEPTA Key or Pass to get Perks without even leaving the station? That's right! In Suburban Station alone, there are four Perks Partners where you can score discounts and deals just by being a SEPTA rider. 

Milkhouse – 10% Off Order

Offering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh cut fries, homemade soups, salads, and ice cream, Milkhouse is the perfect spot for a quick and tasty lunch. Save 10% off your entire order at MilkHouse in Suburban Station when you present your valid SEPTA  Key or Pass.

Dunkin' Donuts – Large Hot or Iced Coffee for $1.49

With three different locations within Suburban Station, Dunkin' is beyond convenient for a cup of coffee or a quick bite. On Tuesdays, use your valid SEPTA Key or Pass for a Large Hot or Iced Coffee for only $1.49. 

Philly Pretzel Factory  Buy 10 Pretzels, Get 3 Free

Nothing more Philly than hopping off a SEPTA train and grabbing a warm Philly soft pretzel! Buy 10 pretzels and get 3 free when you present your valid SEPTA Key or Pass.

Philadelphia Shoe Outlet  Discounted Shoes 

Find your sole mate at Philadelphia Shoe Outlet, offering discounted designer shoes and boots. Use your valid SEPTA Key or Pass and receive a discount 12% discount on shoes for "Men's Monday" and "Women's Wednesday."