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Penn Center/Suburban Station

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1600 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2852
+1 215-580-7800
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Underground mall

If you haven't been there in a while, you should stop by. The train station has changed... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
BobMcGowan
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Easily the worst of the three center city transportation hubs

Suburban Station is just awful; there's no sugar coating it. From the panhandlers to the homeless... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
NTP66
,
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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Oct 28, 2017
“Underground mall”
Jul 26, 2017
“Easily the worst of the three center city transportation hubs”
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1600 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2852
City Center West
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+1 215-580-7800
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

If you haven't been there in a while, you should stop by. The train station has changed dramatically over the years. They had a complete makeover with elevators to street level and an underground mall. You may forget you're in a train station. Plenty of...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Suburban Station is just awful; there's no sugar coating it. From the panhandlers to the homeless to the low bar shopping, it has no real redeeming value other than providing a method for you to actually leave the area (via train). The tracks are numbered...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

If you like navigating your way through hoards of homeless squatters with NO transit police in site, then Suburban Station is for you. Very SCARY place and SEPTA has no plans to fix the problem.

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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

From city hall the William penn statue high atop to the surrounding buildings the age old craftsmanship and detail rivals Europe. The statuary and public art in and around this area is a great self guided walking tour for all ages and it's FREE! Cool...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

In its heyday Suburban Station was a magnificent example of the success of the Pennsylvania Railroad and others like it. Sadly, with the city's current Mayor more concerned about homeless people (who do have loads of shelters available to them) than the visitors and commuters...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2017

Unfortunately, there aren't enough shelters or people choose not to stay in them, so there are homeless men, mostly, seemingly living here. I had to take a train early Sunday morning and had nowhere to sit because all the benches were taken by homeless people,...More

4  Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

The suburban station is now becoming the shelter for homeless and therefore making the place smells stinky, unsafe, and dirty. The benches are all occupied by the homeless, and I do not even want to sit down because it so dirty.

5  Thank DinningMaster
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Suburban Station is filthy and loaded with homeless people - I saw an individual take drugs. Heaven forbid you need to use the bathroom...yuck. As SEPTA is the world's least reliable means of transportation, you can be rest assured you'll be spending some time waiting...More

2  Thank FoodObsessed44
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Great public trans for a small amount you can go all over the Philly and Delaware valley clean and easy to get a ticket for your travel...!!!!

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Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Especially this time of year, a visit to the station can be heartbreaking. There is a large armed police presence, whose primary purpose is to chase away homeless people, whose numbers are legion. As to the fast food joints, they are all overpriced because of...More

2  Thank jamesthos
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