THE GS TRAM SITE

PHILADELPHIA

PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

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INSET: CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia downtown tram map –  1963



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ROUTES


Operator: Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC)

STREETCAR ROUTES

  6 Olney Av. - Ogontz Av. - Cheltenham Av.
10 City Hall - Market Street (subway) - Lancaster Av. - Overbrook
11 City Hall - Market Street (subway) - Woodland Av. - Darby
13 City Hall - Market Street (subway) - Chester Av. - Yeadon
15 Callowhill - Girard Av. - Port Richmond
23 Bigler St. - 11th St. [Back: 12th St.] - Germantown Av. - Chestnut Hill
34 City Hall - Market Street (subway) - Baltimore Av. - Angora
36 City Hall - Market Street (subway) - Lindbergh Blvd. - Elmwood Av. - Eastwick (88th St.)
47 Wolf St. - [9th St. - 7th St.] [Back: 8th. St.] - 5th St. - Godfrey Av.
50 Oregon Av. / Ritner St. - 5th St. [Back: 4th. St.] - 5th St. - Wyoming Av. - Rising Sun Av. - Cheltenham
53 Luzerne St. - Erie Av. - Wayne Av. - Carpenter Lane
56 Hunting Park Av. - Erie Av. - Torresdale Av. - Cottman Av.
60 35th St. - Allegheny Av. - Port Richmond
62 Yeadon - Darby

SUBWAY ROUTES

BR Broad Street Spur Line Fern Rock - Olney Av. - Erie Stn. - North Phildelphia Stn. - Girard Stn. - Fairmount - Chinatown - 8th St. Stn. - 15th/16th & Locust
BS Broad Street (Orange) Line Fern Rock - Olney Av. - Erie Stn. - North Phildelphia Stn. - Girard Stn. - Fairmount - City Hall - Snyder Stn.
MF Market-Frankford Line 69th St. Terminal - Market St. - City Hall - 8th St. Stn. - Girard St. - Frankford Terminal

Operator: Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)

SUBWAY ROUTE

BL Bridge Line 15th/16th & Locust - 8th St. Stn. - Benjamin Franklin Bridge - Camden Broadway

Note that the route abbraviations BR, BS, MF and BL are for the convenience of this site only, and were not used by the operators.

Operator: Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (Red Arrow Lines)

LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

   69th St. Terminal - Radnor - Bridgeport - Norristown
   69th St. Terminal - Ardmore
   69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Springfield - Media
   69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Clifton - Sharon Hill


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: ? km.
  • Light rail lines: ? km.
  • Subway lines: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars: (horse-powered) 26 March 1856 - ca. 1900; (electric) 1 Jan. 1889 - today.
  • Light rail (steam): 1895 - 1896; (electric): 1896 - today.
  • Subway: 4 March 1907 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1588 mm.
  • Light rail (except Norristown line): 1588 mm.
  • Market-Frankford line: 1588 mm.
  • Other rapid transit (including Norristown high-speed line): 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Cox, H.E. "The tram subways of Philadelphia [Map]" Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, June 1963 (26: 306), p.205-214.
  • Cox, H.E. "The tram subways of Philadelphia - A history and a forward look" Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, Jan. 1964 (27: 313), p.24.
  • Demery, L.W. "US transit funding - Part 6: Elsewhere in the USA (East Coast) [Boston]" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, July 1990 (53: 631), p.225-226.
  • Jackson, R.E., Walker, P.J. & Wyse, W.J. "The Lyndenwold Rapid" Modern Tramway & Light Railway Review, July 1970 (33: 391), p.228-236.
  • Jenkins, M. "Philadelphia's route 23" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, Aug. 1987 (50: 596), p. 255-262.
  • Skelsey, G. "A street car named Endure: Rail transit in Philadelphia - Part 1: The city and its character" Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2006 (69: 817), p.10-15.
  • Skelsey, G. "A street car named Endure: Rail transit in Philadelphia - Part 2: Heavy rail and SEPTA" Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2006 (69: 818), p.53-55.
  • Skelsey, G. "A street car named Endure: Rail transit in Philadelphia - Part 3: Rail transit in Philadelphia" Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2006 (69: 819), p.94-97.
  • Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit [Tramway Handbooks No.4] Hassocks (West Sussex, England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1981.

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