SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation
1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
www.septa.org - 215-580-7800
SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Philadelphia Reviews
Metro, Bus, and Commuter Rail in Philadelphia Dec 04, 2010
SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, operates the public transportation system in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. These include subway, streetcar (tram), transit bus, and commuter trains. The current system is an amalgam of many different systems that began under private operators. The system is not quite as integrated as is public transport in many cities, but it is available.
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter trains connect downtown with the suburbs and Philadelphia International Airport. Service is fairly frequent and available on weekends. Downtown stops are 30th Street Station (Amtrak), Suburban Station, and Market East. (If you arrive at 30th Street Station by Amtrak, a connection to the other two downtown stations is free.) Regional Rail trains stop directly at the airport.
The downtown subway consists of two lines intersecting at City Hall: Market-Frankford and Broad Street. Market-Frankford will take you to the Independence Historic District.
Philadelphia kept streetcars (trams) in operation longer than other American cities. There are two tram services today. The Subway-Surface lines operate to the west of City Hall. Another tram line connects the western suburbs to the Market-Frankford subway. Other surface transit is by bus.
To get around Philadelphia, one must use a combination of the different services. For example, there is no subway to the Philadelphia Art Museum. You have to take the Broad Street subway and connect to a bus. See the web site for service maps and different connecting services.
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