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Chinatown is a subway station on the Broad-Ridge Spur of SEPTA's Broad Street Subway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and opened on December 21, 1932.[1] The station is located at the eastern edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown at 8th and Race Streets, and is one of two stations within Philadelphia's rapid transit system to be named after its neighborhood rather than its address, with the other station being Fern Rock at the north terminus of the line. Corresponding to the signage in the Chinatown neighborhood, the station name signs are written in Chinese in addition to English.

The station is adjacent to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and the Philadelphia Police Headquarters. Franklin Square and its abandoned PATCO station are located a block east of the station. North of the station, the subway runs underneath Ridge Avenue past the abandoned Spring Garden station, to the Fairmount station, after which it joins with the main tracks of the Broad Street Subway. South of the station, the subway tracks run along 8th Street and are shared with the PATCO Speedline for two blocks as the Broad-Ridge Spur approaches its terminus at the 8th Street station, located at 8th and Market Streets.

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  1. Broad Street Subway Retrieved on February 18, 2007.

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