THE GS TRAM SITE

PHILADELPHIA

PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

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4 Sept. 2005

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Philadelphia after the reinstatement of heritage trolley route 15.




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Philadelphia streetcar Philadelphia modern streetcar Philadelphia LRT on route 101
Philadelphia subway Philadelphia LRT on Norristown route Philadelphia LRT on the River Line route

Philadelphia tram map - 2005

INSET: CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia downtown tram map – 2005



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES


STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

10 Center City - Market Street (subway) - Lancaster Av. - Overbrook
11 Center City - Market Street (subway) - Woodland Av. - Darby
13 Center City - Market Street (subway) - Chester Av. - Yeadon [Some rush-hour and late evening services: - Darby]
15 Haddington - Girard Av. - Port Richmond [Heritage line]
34 Center City - Market Street (subway) - Baltimore Av. - Angora
36 Center City - Market Street (subway) - Lindbergh Blvd. - Elmwood Av. - Eastwick

SUBWAY ROUTES

Operator: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

BR Broad Street Spur Line Olney Av. - Erie Stn. - North Phildelphia Stn. - Girard Stn. - Fairmount - Chinatown - 8th St. Stn.
BS Broad Street (Orange) Line Fern Rock - Olney Av. - Erie Stn. - North Phildelphia Stn. - Girard Stn. - Fairmount - Center City - Snyder Stn. - AT&T (Pattison)
MF Market-Frankford (Blue) Line 69th St. Terminal - Market St. - Center City - 8th St. Stn. - Girard St. - Frankford Terminal

RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE

Operator: Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)

PS PATCO Speedline 15th/16th & Locust - 8th St. Stn. - Benjamin Franklin Bridge - Camden Broadway - Collingswood - Haddonfield - Lindenwold

LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

Operator: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

NHSL 69th St. Terminal - Radnor - Bridgeport - Norristown [Norristown High Speed Line]
101 69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Springfield - Media
102 69th St. Terminal - Drexel Hill - Clifton - Sharon Hill

Operator: NJ Transit

RL River Line Camden Entertainment Center - Camden Broadway - Riverton - Trenton

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



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: 60 km.
  • Light rail lines: ca. 40 km.
  • Subway lines: 39.3 km.
  • Rapid transit line (PATCO): 23.3 km.
  • Light rail (River Line): 55 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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