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SEPTA
(Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)
Locale Delaware Valley
Transit type
Operator SEPTA
(some routes in Chester Co. contracted)
Philadelphia Portal

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3.8 million people in five counties in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. SEPTA follows a multi-modal approach to public transportation, operating bus, subway and elevated rail, regional rail, light rail, and electric trolley bus,and manages construction projects that repair, replace, and expand the existing infrastructure and rolling stock. Look up septum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links SEPTA.svg‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ... An interurban, also called a radial railway in parts of Canada, is a streetcar line running between urban areas or from urban to rural areas. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... A Volvo articulated bus in contract service for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, operated by Virginia Overland Transportation, an urban-suburban bus line, in 2003 A transit bus (also known as a commuter bus) in the United States is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... A public benefit corporation is usually a government-owned corporation that performs a specific, narrow function for the public good. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Bangkok Skytrain. ... A Volvo articulated bus in contract service for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, operated by Virginia Overland Transportation, an urban-suburban bus line, in 2003 A transit bus (also known as a commuter bus) in the United States is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Further information: electric bus A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


SEPTA serves the combined city and county of Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Chester County. SEPTA also serves New Castle County in Delaware, and Mercer County in New Jersey. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


SEPTA has the fifth largest transit system in the United States, with 280 active stations, over 450 miles of track, 2,295 revenue vehicles, 196 routes, and about 306.9 million annual unlinked trips. Average weekday ridership across the system is about 1,000,000 passengers. SEPTA also manages Shared-Ride services in Philadelphia and ADA services across the region. These services are operated by third-party contractors. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, 104 Stat. ...


SEPTA has a workforce of over 9,000. The company's headquarters is located at 1234 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. Market Street Market Street, originally known as High Street, is a major east-west street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

SEPTA Rapid Transit map, also including connections to the PATCO Speedline and the River Line.
SEPTA Rapid Transit map, also including connections to the PATCO Speedline and the River Line.

Contents

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1431, 141 KB) Description: Geographic map of Philadelphia region rail system. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2016x1431, 141 KB) Description: Geographic map of Philadelphia region rail system. ... Port Authority Transit Corporation operates the PATCO Speedline between Philadelphia, PA and Camden County, NJ in the United States. ... River Line system map The River Line (styled River LINE by NJ Transit) is a light rail system in New Jersey, United States that connects the cities of Camden and Trenton, New Jerseys capital. ...

Routes and ridership

Rapid transit

  • Market–Frankford Line (Blue Line): subway and elevated line from the Frankford Transportation Center (rebuilt in 2003) in the Frankford section of Philadelphia to 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, via Center City Philadelphia. Weekday ridership averaged 178,715 in 2006[1].
  • Broad Street Line and Broad–Ridge Spur (Orange Line): subway line along Broad Street in Philadelphia from Fern Rock Transportation Center to Pattison Avenue/Sports Complex, via Center City Philadelphia. Weekday ridership averaged 114,816 in 2006[2].

The busiest rapid transit stops are Olney Transportation Center, Frankford Transportation Center, 15th Street/City Hall, and 69th Street Terminal.[citation needed] The Market–Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market–Frankford Subway–Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a rapid transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, operated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. ... Frankford is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, situated about 6 miles northeast of Center City. ... The 69th Street Terminal is a SEPTA terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. ... The Broad Street Line (BSL) (also known as the Broad Street Subway (BSS) or Orange Line) is a rapid transit line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority that runs from Fern Rock Transportation Center in northern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia, adjacent to several stadiums. ... For the surface (bus, formerly streetcar) line in Newark, New Jersey, see Broad Street Line (Newark). ... The Olney Transportation Center is a SEPTA bus terminal and the last Broad Street Line subway station before the Fern Rock Transportation Center terminus. ... The Frankford Transportation Center is a transportation terminal in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... 15th Street or 15th-Market is a subway stop on the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line and all routes of the SEPTA Subway-Surface Trolley Lines in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... City Hall is a subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania underneath Philadelphia City Hall, hence the name, with entrances on both the east and west sides of city hall as well as in the central courtyard. ... The 69th Street Terminal is a SEPTA terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. ...


Trolley and light rail

  • Subway–Surface Trolley Lines (Green Line): five trolley routes - 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 - that run in a subway in Center City and fan out along on street-level trolley tracks in West and Southwest Philadelphia. Daily ridership averaged 55,463 in 2006[3].
  • Route 100 (Norristown High-Speed Line): formerly known as the Philadelphia & Western (P&W), this interurban rapid transit is considered a light rail line. Daily ridership averaged 8,801 in 2006[4].
  • Routes 101 and 102 (Suburban Trolley Lines): two trolley routes in Delaware County which run mostly on private rights-of-way but also have some street running. Daily ridership averaged 7,132 in 2006[5]
  • Routes 15, 23, and 56: Three surface trolley routes that were "temporarily" suspended in 1992. Routes 23 and 56 are currently operated with buses. Trolley service on Route 15 resumed as of September 2005. Route 23 has long been SEPTA's most heavily traveled surface route, with daily ridership averaging 20,113 in 2006[6].
  • Trackless trolley (Trolleybus): All five of SEPTA's trackless trolley routes are currently operated with buses. Routes 29, 59, 66, 75, and 79 were run with trackless trolleys until diesel buses replaced them in 2002 and 2003. There are plans to acquire new trackless trolley vehicles and resume trackless trolley operations on the 59, 66, and 75. The first pilot trackless trolley arrived in Early June 2007.

The Subway–Surface Trolley Lines are a system of five SEPTA tram lines that operate in Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania area. ... West Philadelphia is a section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Southwest Philadelphia is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as Route 100 of the Suburban Transit Division, is a hybrid between light rail and rapid transit operating between Norristown Transportation Center and 69th Street Terminal, running entirely on its own right of way, inherited from the... An interurban streetcar line or interurban, also called a radial railway in Canada, is a streetcar line running between urban areas. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... SEPTA Routes 101 and 102,[1] also known as the Suburban Trolley Lines, are two tram lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... The SEPTA Route 15 is a heritage streetcar line, operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), serving North and West Philadelphia. ... Further information: electric bus A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...

Bus

SEPTA lists 121 bus routes, not including over 50 school trips, with most routes in the City of Philadelphia proper. Currently, SEPTA generally employs lettered, one and two-digit route numbering for its City Division routes, 90-series and 100-series numbers routes for its Victory ("Red Arrow") Division (Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties) and its Frontier Division (Montgomery and Bucks Counties), 200-series routes for its Regional Rail connector routes (Routes 201, 204, 205 and 206 in Montgomery & Chester Counties), 300-series routes for other specialized and/or third-party contract routes, and 400-series routes for limited service buses to schools within the city of Philadelphia.


Commuter rail

SEPTA's commuter rail service is run by the SEPTA Regional Rail division. This division operates 13 lines serving more than 150 stations covering most of the five county southeastern Pennsylvania region. It also runs trains to Newark, Delaware, Trenton, New Jersey, and West Trenton, New Jersey. Daily ridership averaged over 100,000 in 2006[7], with 1/3 of ridership on the R5 route between Thorndale, Paoli, Lansdale, and Doylestown. A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... West Trenton, New Jersey is a suburb of Trenton, New Jersey, and it is not a section of the capital itself. ...


SEPTA divisions

SEPTA has three major operating divisions: City Transit, Suburban, and Regional Rail. These divisions reflect the different transit and railroad operations that SEPTA has assumed.


City Transit Division

The City Transit Division operates routes mostly within the City of Philadelphia, including buses, subway-surface trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, and the Broad Street Line. Some of its routes extend into Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks counties. This division is the descendant of the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC). There are seven depots in this division - 5 of these depots only operate buses, 1 is a mixed bus/streetcar depot, 1 is a streetcar-only facility. Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... The Broad Street Line (BSL) (also known as the Broad Street Subway (BSS) or Orange Line) is a rapid transit line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority that runs from Fern Rock Transportation Center in northern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia, adjacent to several stadiums. ... The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3. ...


Garages

  • Callowhill Depot (buses and streetcars)
  • Elmwood Depot (streetcars only)
  • Frankford Depot (buses and trackless trolleys---trackless trolley routes currently run with diesel buses)
  • Comly Depot (buses only)
  • Midvale Depot (buses only)
  • Allegheny Depot (articulated buses only)
  • Southern Depot (buses and trackless trolleys---trackless trolley routes currently run with diesel buses)
  • Germantown Depot (buses only/contract operations)

Routes

Bus and trackless trolley

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates the following bus and trolley routes as part of its City Transit Division from seven garages within Philadelphia, serving primarily the city and some areas immediately outside of city limits. ...

Light rail routes
Main article: SEPTA Subway-Surface Trolley Lines
Main article: SEPTA Route 15

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates five subway-surface trolley lines in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. ... The SEPTA Route 15 is a heritage streetcar line, operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), serving North and West Philadelphia. ...

Suburban Division

Victory Division

The Victory Division operates suburban bus and trolley (or light rail) routes that are based at 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby in Delaware County. Its routes include the Norristown High Speed Line (Route 100) light rail line that runs from 69th Street Terminal to Norristown and the SEPTA Surface Media and Sharon Hill Trolley Lines (Routes 101 and 102). This division is the descendant of the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company, also known as the Red Arrow Lines. Most residents of the Victory Division operating area still refers this division as the "Red Arrow Division." The 69th Street Terminal is a SEPTA terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. The township was incorporated as such on August 30, 1736 from Darby Township. ... The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as Route 100 of the Suburban Transit Division, is a hybrid between light rail and rapid transit operating between Norristown Transportation Center and 69th Street Terminal, running entirely on its own right of way, inherited from the... Routes 101 & 102 Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Suburban Trolley Lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as Routes 101 (Media) and 102 (Sharon Hill) of the Suburban Transit Division, are the remaining portion of the former Red Arrow trolley system. ...


Routes

Light rail routes
Main article: SEPTA Route 100
Main article: SEPTA Routes 101 and 102

The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as Route 100 of the Suburban Transit Division, is a hybrid between light rail and rapid transit operating between Norristown Transportation Center and 69th Street Terminal, running entirely on its own right of way, inherited from the... SEPTA Routes 101 and 102,[1] also known as the Suburban Trolley Lines, are two tram lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). ...

Bus routes

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates these routes serving points in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, with a few routes operating into the city of Philadelphia. ...

Frontier Division

The Frontier Division operates suburban bus routes that are based at the Norristown Transportation Center in Montgomery County and bus lines that serve eastern Bucks County. This division is the descendant of the Schuylkill Valley Lines in the Norristown area, with the routes in Bucks County initiated by SEPTA in the 1980s. Norristown is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the city limits of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. ...


Frontier Division routes

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates these routes serving points in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, with a few routes operating into the city of Philadelphia. ...

Suburban contract operations

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates these routes serving points in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, with a few routes operating into the city of Philadelphia. ...

Regional Rail division

Main article: SEPTA Regional Rail

The Regional Rail Division (RRD) operates 13 commuter railroad routes that begin in Central Philadelphia and radiate outwards, terminating in intra-city, suburban, and out of state locations. A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ... Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: redundant; article cites another article on same subject! If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ...


This division is the descendant of the 6 electrified commuter lines of the Reading Company (RDG), the 6 electrified commuter lines of Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR, later Penn Central: PC) railroads, and the new Airport line constructed by the City of Philadelphia between 1974 and 1984. 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting marks RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


With the construction and opening of the Center City Commuter Connection Tunnel in 1984, lines were paired such that a former Pensylvania Railroad line was coupled with a former Reading line. Seven such pairings were created and given route designations numbered R1 through R8 (with R4 not used). As a result, most trains proceed from one outlying terminal to Center City, stopping at 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, and Market East Station, then proceed out to the other outlying terminal assigned to the route. Exceptions exist, e.g. R6 Cynwyd line trains from Cynwyd terminate at Suburban station and do not proceed to Norristown. The Center City Commuter Connection is a passenger railroad tunnel and underground transportation concourse in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Suburban Station Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station located on John F Kennedy Boulevard between 16th and 17th Streets. ... 11th Street Entrance to Market East station Market East Station is an underground SEPTA Regional Rail station located on Market Street (Philadelphia) between 10th and 12th Streets. ... The SEPTA R6 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... Norristown is a borough located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 31,282. ...


The out-of-state terminals offer connections (and potential connections) with other transit agencies. For example, the R7 Trenton line offers connections in Trenton, New Jersey to NJ Transit (NJT) or Amtrak for travel to New York City. Plans exist to restore NJT service to West Trenton, New Jersey, thus offering a future alternate to New York via the R3 West Trenton line and NJT. Another plan offers a connection for travel to Baltimore and Washington DC via MARC, involving extensions of the SEPTA R2 from Newark, Delaware, an extension of MARC's Penn service from Perryville MD, or both. Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Perryville is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ...


SEPTA's railroad reporting mark SPAX can be see on non-revenue work equipment including boxcars, diesel locomotives, and other rolling stock. Reporting marks on two CP Rail covered hoppers passing Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, June 20, 2004. ...


History

Pennsylvania state charter created SEPTA on August 17, 1963. On November 1, 1965, SEPTA absorbed two predecessor agencies. The first predecessor agency, the Passenger Service Improvement Corporation (PSIC), had been created on January 20, 1960 to work with the Reading Company and Pennsylvania Railroad to improve commuter rail service and help the railroads maintain otherwise unprofitable passenger rail service. The city of Philadelphia and Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester counties created the other predecessor agency, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact (SEPACT), on September 8, 1961 to coordinate regional transport issues. SEPACT itself had succeeded the Philadelphia Transportation Company. is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting marks RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


SEPTA was chartered with the purpose of coordinating government subsidies to various transit and railroad companies in southeastern Pennsylvania. This included the Reading Company and Pennsylvania Railroad commuter railroad lines, and by 1966, all of these commuter railroad lines were operated under contract to SEPTA. On February 1, 1968, the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with the New York Central railroad to become Penn Central, only to file for bankruptcy on June 21, 1970. Penn Central continued to operate in bankruptcy until 1976 when Conrail took over its assets along with several other bankrupt railroads, including the Reading Company. Conrail continued to operate commuter services under contract to SEPTA until January 1, 1983, when SEPTA officially took over operations and acquired track, rolling stock, and other assets to form the Railroad Division. 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting marks RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ...


SEPTA acquired the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) on September 30, 1968, which included bus, trolley, and trackless trolley routes, and the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad Street Line in the City of Philadelphia. This became the City Transit Division. (Established as the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company in 1907 by the merger of a group of then independent transit companies operating within the city and its environs, the system became the PTC in 1940.) The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... The Broad Street Line (BSL) (also known as the Broad Street Subway (BSS) or Orange Line) is a rapid transit line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority that runs from Fern Rock Transportation Center in northern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia, adjacent to several stadiums. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 30, 1970, SEPTA acquired the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company, also known as the Red Arrow Lines, which included the Philadelphia and Western Railroad (P&W) route now called the Norristown High Speed Line (Route 100), the Media and Sharon Hill Lines (Routes 101 and 102), and several suburban bus routes in Delaware County. Today, this is the Victory Division, though it is sometimes referred to as the Red Arrow Division. is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Philadelphia and Western Railroad was an interurban railroad company operating in the western suburbs of the U.S. city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as Route 100 of the Suburban Transit Division, is a hybrid between light rail and rapid transit operating between Norristown Transportation Center and 69th Street Terminal, running entirely on its own right of way, inherited from the... Routes 101 & 102 Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Suburban Trolley Lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as Routes 101 (Media) and 102 (Sharon Hill) of the Suburban Transit Division, are the remaining portion of the former Red Arrow trolley system. ...


In 1976, SEPTA acquired the Schuylkill Valley Lines, which is today the Frontier Division.


The present General Manager is Faye L. M. Moore, who had served as the authority's Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer prior to her appointment in 2002. Past General Managers include Joseph T. Mack, John "Jack" Leary, Lou Gambaccini, and David L. Gunn. Past Acting General Managers include James Kilcur and Bill Stead. ː:For other persons also named David Gunn, see article David Gunn. ...


2005 Strike

SEPTA's contracts with its transit operators expired in April and May, 2005. The Transport Workers Union Local 234 and the United Transportation Union Local 1594 set a strike deadline effective October 31, 2005 at 12:01 am. The reason the strike occurred was due to disagreement between SEPTA management and union leadership regarding employees' contributions to healthcare. Before the strike, SEPTA tried to negotiate with the union, offering them a new deal whereby SEPTA union employees would pay 5% of their salary towards healthcare costs. The SEPTA union refused the offer, arguing that when cost of living increases and inflation are factored in, its members would actually make less money than before. Negotiators walked out of contract negotiations minutes before that deadline when they failed to come to a conclusion. SEPTA management was not required to pay any of their own healthcare costs. It is also noted that because of overhead, SEPTA has as many middle management jobs as it has union jobs. This could be a result of nepotism and patronage. All employees in the City, Victory, and Frontier Divisions walked off the job, resulting in a complete suspension of service on all bus, trolley, and subway lines. Service on the regional rail division continued according to contingency plans, with service added to certain stations to help transport displaced city and suburban division passengers. This work stoppage stranded approximately 400,000 riders daily, impacting around 1,000,000 rides daily, forcing commuters to car-pool, walk, or arrange other alternative methods of transportation. In addition, over 27,000 public school students who receive free or subsidized transit tokens were forced to miss school completely or have their days cut short due to transportation issues. In 2007, SEPTA proposed eliminating bus transfers which would result in an 80% fare increase for many riders. Because SEPTA has been unable to provide a statistical need for the elimination, they have been forced to hold off. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Transport Workers Union of America. ... The United Transportation Union (UTU) is a labour organization in the United States and Canada representing rail, bus, air travel, and transit system workers and retirees. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the early morning of November 7, 2005, a preliminary agreement had been reached between SEPTA management and union leadership. Service on all affected transit lines was fully restored by the late afternoon. This agreement was due in large part to the intervention by former Philadelphia mayor, and current Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Gene Ed Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ...

One of SEPTA's articulated NEOPLAN AN460 buses.
One of SEPTA's articulated NEOPLAN AN460 buses.
The new face of SEPTA's bus fleet which is the New Flyer D40LF.
The new face of SEPTA's bus fleet which is the New Flyer D40LF.
Single-end Kawasaki trolleys waiting in the yard in 1993.
Single-end Kawasaki trolleys waiting in the yard in 1993.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 482 KB) Summary SEPTA also uses sixty (60) foot Articulated Buses. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 482 KB) Summary SEPTA also uses sixty (60) foot Articulated Buses. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1030x771, 88 KB) Summary Taken by Brandon Shaw - Location: Route 22 at Willow Grove Licensing http://i17. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1030x771, 88 KB) Summary Taken by Brandon Shaw - Location: Route 22 at Willow Grove Licensing http://i17. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1391x954, 204 KB)Three SEPTA LRVs are waiting in the yard in 1993. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1391x954, 204 KB)Three SEPTA LRVs are waiting in the yard in 1993. ...

Active Revenue Fleet

Year Make Model Length
(ft / mm)
Width
(in / mm)
Numbers Engine Transmission
1989 Neoplan AN440EZ 40 /12,192 6V92TA 96 / 2,438 3372-3491
(35 in service)
6V92TA ZF 4HP-590
1996 American Ikarus 416.08TA 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5001-5255
(254 in service)
DD50 Allison B400
1997 NABI 416.08TA 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5256-5400
(153 in service)
DD50 Allison B400
1998 Neoplan AN460OQ 60 / 18,288 102 / 2,591 7101 DD50 Allison B500
1999 Neoplan AN460OQ 60 / 18,288 102 / 2,591 7102 DD50 Allison B500
2000 Neoplan AN460OQ 60 / 18,288 102 / 2,591 7103-7255 DD50 Allison B500
2001 New Flyer D40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5401-5500 DD50 Allison B400
2001 ElDorado Transmark RE29 29 / 8,839 96 / 2,438 4501-4580
(80 in service)
Cummins ISB Allison B300
2002 New Flyer D40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5501-5600 DD50 Allison B400
2002 New Flyer DE40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5601H-5612H Cummins ISL Allison E drive
2003 New Flyer D40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5613-5712 Cummmins ISL Allison B400
2004 New Flyer D40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5713-5831,
5851-5950
DD50 ZF6HP-592
2004 Champion Defender 27 / 8,230 96 / 2,438 2070-2097
 26 now active in service 
TBA Allision 2000
2004 New Flyer DE40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 5832H-5850H Cummins ISL Allison E drive
2005 New Flyer D40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 8000-8119 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP-592
2007-8 New Flyer E40LFR 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 800 (future units to 837) N/A TBA
2008-12 New Flyer DE40LF 40 /12,192 102 / 2,591 TBA

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Subway

Year Make Model Length
(ft / mm)
Width
(in / mm)
Gauge Numbers
1981-1982 Kawasaki B-IV single-ended 67.5 / 20,574 121.5 / 3,086 Standard gauge 501-576
1982 Kawasaki B-IV double-ended 67.5 / 20,574 121.5 / 3,086 ft 8½ in (1,435 mm) 651-699
1999-2000 Adtranz M4 55 / 16,764 110 / 2,974 ft 212 in (1,588 mm) 1001-1220

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Light Rail

Year Make Model Length (ft / mm) Width (in / mm) Gauge Numbers
1947
(rebuilt 2003)
St. Louis Car PCC II 46 / 14,021 96 / 2,438 ft 212 in (1,588 mm) 2320-2337
1981 Kawasaki K-Car Suburban LRV 53 / 16,154 102 / 2,591 ft 212 in (1,588 mm) 100-129
1981 Kawasaki K-Car Subway-Surface LRV 49 / 14,935 102 / 2,591 ft 212 in (1,588 mm) 9000-9111
1993 ABB N-5 Norristown 65 / 19,812 107 / 2,718 ft 8½ in (1,435 mm) 130-155

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Regional Rail

Silverliner II No. 269 still carrying "PENNSYLVANIA" name boards.
Silverliner II No. 269 still carrying "PENNSYLVANIA" name boards.
Eastbound SEPTA 145 making a station stop in Paoli, in 1993.
Eastbound SEPTA 145 making a station stop in Paoli, in 1993.
Train of Silverliner II and III cars entering the Temple University station in May 2006.
Train of Silverliner II and III cars entering the Temple University station in May 2006.
Year Make Model Numbers Total Hp Tare
(Ton/t)
Seats Remarks
1963 Budd Silverliner II 201-209, 211-219,
251-264, 266-269,
9001-9017
54 of 56 active 624 50.7/46.1 124-127 200 series cars are former Pennsylvania Railroad cars. 9000 series cars are former Reading Railroad cars.
1967 St. Louis Car Silverliner III 220-223, 225-239 19 of 20 active 624 50.7/46.1 122 (232-239 seat 90) Former Pennsylvania Railroad cars used on what is now the Keystone Service. These cars have left-side cabs, instead of standard right-side cabs.
1975 GE Silverliner IV 101-188, 306-399,
417-460 (married pairs)
276-305, 400-416
(single cars)
231 of 232 active Not known 62.5/56.8 125 400-series units are cars renumbered from lower series or from Reading Railroad cars 9018-9031 when PCB transformers were replaced with silicone transformers.
1987 EMD AEM7 2301-2307 7 7,000 101/91.9 Loco-motive Locomotives for push-pull trains
1987 Bombardier Comet II 2401-2410 (cab cars)
2501-2516 (trailer)
10 cab cars
25 trailers
Push-pull 50/45.4 118
(cab cars)
131
(trailers)
Push-pull coaches hauled by locomotives.
1996 ABB ALP-44 2308 1 7000 99.2/90.2 Loco-motive Locomotive for push-pull trains. Delivered as a result of a settlement for late delivery of N-5 cars.
2000 Bombardier Shoreliner III 2550-2559 10 trailers Push pull 50/45.4 117 These cars have a center door, and are used in push-pull service.
2007- Rotem Silverliner V Numbers not yet known 120 Not known 62.5/56.8 110 Replacements for Budd and St. Louis Car railcars.

Image File history File links Septa269. ... Image File history File links Septa269. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x716, 131 KB) SEPTA 145 makes an eastbound station stop near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1993. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x716, 131 KB) SEPTA 145 makes an eastbound station stop near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1993. ... Paoli is a census-designated place located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) Train of SEPTA Silverliner II and III cars entering Temple University station, May 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) Train of SEPTA Silverliner II and III cars entering Temple University station, May 2006. ... Temple University station is an elevated or above-ground commuter rail station located at the eastern edge of the Temple University campus at Berks Street between 9th and 10th Streets. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... The weight of a container of a substance that is subtracted from the gross weight to find the weight of the substance contained REDIRECT Vicia ... The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 907. ... A tonne or metric ton (symbol t), sometimes referred to as a metric tonne, is a measurement of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms. ... Budd logo A rear view of Santa Fes El Capitan and its Budd-built observation car as it approaches the Raton Tunnel (Colorado side) on June 26, 1938. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... The St. ... Amtraks 195-mile (314 km) Keystone Service provides frequent passenger train service along the Amtrak-owned Keystone Corridor and Northeast Corridor between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and New York City via Philadelphia. ... GE Rail is a sub-unit of GE Infrastructure, a unit of General Electric. ... “PCB” redirects here. ... Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. ... Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Bombardier group. ... The ALP-44 is an electric locomotive built by Asea Brown Boveri (Sweden) between 1990 and 1996. ... Rotem is a South Korean company manufacturing rolling stock, defense products and plant equipment. ...

Maintenance of way vehicles

  • C-145 snow sweeper 1923
  • Harsco Track Technologies Corporation work car
  • PCC work car 2194
  • SEPTA Railroad OPS-3161 work car
  • W-56 work Car
  • W-61 work Car
  • 1033-1034 Market Frankford line Work Cars

Maintenance facilities

  • 69th Street Yard (Market-Frankford Line)
  • Allegheny Depot (City Transit Division/Bus)
  • Berridge Shops (formerly Wyoming Shops) (Bus Maintenance and Overhauls)
  • Callowhill Depot (City Transit Division/Bus and Streetcar)
  • Comly Depot (City Transit Division/Bus)
  • Elmwood Depot (City Transit Division/Streetcar)
  • Fern Rock Yard (Broad Street Line)
  • Frankford Depot (City Transit Division/Bus)
  • Frazer Yard (Regional Rail)
  • Frontier Depot (Suburban Transit Division/Bus)
  • Germantown Brakes Maintenance Facility (Bus Maintenance/Contract Operations)
  • Midvale Depot (City Transit Division/Bus)
  • Overbrook Maintenance Facility (Regional Rail)
  • Powelton Yard (Regional Rail)
  • Roberts Yard (Regional Rail)
  • Southern Depot (City Transit Division/Bus)
  • Woodland Maintenance Facility (Streetcar Overhaul and Repairs)
  • Victory Depot (69th Street) (Suburban Transit Division/Bus and Rail)
  • Bridge Street Yard (Market-Frankford Line)

Upcoming purchase

Septa has made a purchase to buy 400 New Flyer Hybrid buses to replace the Nabi Ikarus buses in their 12 year life span. A pilot bus is scheduled to be delivered in March of 2008 and a production bus in July of 2008. SEPTA has also gone with the decision to purchase 38 Trackless Trolleys from New Flyer to replace routes 29, 59, 66, 75, and 79 from a long "bustitution." There may be a chance that SEPTA will restore routes 29 and 79 down in South Philadelphia. Another future plan is to purchase 120 silverliner V's made and manufactered by Rotem. They will sport one double door and one single door that will not be at the ends of each vehicles. The Silverliner V's will replace the aging Silverliner II's and III's. Routes 29 and 79 will NOT be restored.


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Governance

SEPTA is governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors.

  • The City of Philadelphia appoints two members; one of whom is appointed by the Mayor, the other is appointed by the President of the Philadelphia City Council. The representatives from Philadelphia have the ability to veto any item that comes before the full board due to a formula based on population and ridership that only applies to the City of Philadelphia; the veto is subject to an override vote by the full board within 30 days after the veto is applied.
  • Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County appoint two members each. These members are appointed by the County Commissioners in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery County and by the County Council in Delaware County.
  • The majority and minority leaders of the two houses of the Pennsylvania State Legislature (the Senate and the House of Representatives) appoints one member each, for a total of four members.

The day-to-day operations of SEPTA is handled by the General Manager, who is appointed and hired by the Board of Directors. The General Manager is assisted by 9 department heads, with the title of "Assistant General Manager". The Assistant General Managers report directly to the General Manager on behalf of their respective departments. Capitol Building The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the U.S. state of Pennsylvanias legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Harrisburg. ... List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ...


Connecting transit agencies in the Philadelphia region

Local services

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Regional services

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Interregional/National services
  • Amtrak provides rail service between Philadelphia (at 30th Street Station) and points beyond SEPTA's range, including Lancaster and Harrisburg to the west, Baltimore and Washington, DC to the southwest, and New York and Boston to the northeast. Amtrak's service overlaps to some degree with the R2, R5, and R7 lines. In addition to 30th Street Station, shared Amtrak/SEPTA Regional Rail stations include Wilmington and Newark on the R2, Ardmore, Paoli, Exton, and Downingtown on the R5, and North Philadelphia, Cornwells Heights, and Trenton on the R7. Amtrak is faster than SEPTA, but significantly more expensive, particularly for services along the Northeast Corridor.
  • Greyhound and a variety of interregional bus operators, most of which are part of the Trailways system, stop at the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal. In addition to being adjacent to Market East Station, the terminal is one block from the Market-Frankford Line 11th Street station and various SEPTA bus routes. Major destinations served with one seat rides to/from the terminal include Allentown, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Harrisburg, New York, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton, Washington, and Wilmington.

The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... New York, New York redirects here. ... Boston redirects here. ... The R2 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system in the Philadelphia area. ... The SEPTA R5 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The SEPTA R7 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... Ardmore station Ardmore Station is an above-ground commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Anderson & Counter Aves, Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003 [1]. It is served by Amtrak Keystone Service trains and most R5 Paoli-Thorndale trains with the exception of a few express runs. ... Paoli Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 13 Lancaster Ave, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301 [1]. It is served by Amtraks Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian trains, and most R5 Paoli-Thorndale trains with the exception of the Bryn Mawr locals. ... Exton station Exton Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Walkertown Road, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341 [1]. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Corridor and R5 Thorndale trains. ... Downingtown station Downingtown Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at W Lancaster Ave & Stuart Ave, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335 [1]. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Corridor and R5 Thorndale trains. ... SEPTA: Other information Passengers (2006) 605[1] 57% Code PHN Owned by Amtrak North Philadelphia is a railroad station on the Northeast Corridor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... SEPTA: Platforms 2 side platforms Parking 1929 spaces Other information Accessible Code CWH Fare zone 3 (SEPTA only) Traffic Passengers (2006) 12,558[1] 50% Services Cornwells Heights Station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station on Station Avenue near Bristol Pike at Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... 11th Street or 11th-Market is a subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the corner of 11th Street and Market Street in Center City. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... , Reading (IPA:) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. ... Scranton redirects here. ...

Trivia

The Philadelphia-based synth-pop musician Atom and His Package wrote a song entitled "Head of Septa, Nose of Me" about his belief that SEPTA was not responsive to him after he sustained an injury to his nose inside a SEPTA station, it appears on the album Making Love Adam Goren is a musician, better known as the sole member of the punk band Atom and His Package. ... (Lord Its Hard to be Happy When Youre Not) Using the Metric System - 2:50 Nutrition - 2:12 Hats Off to Halford - 1:40 Pumping Iron for Enya - 2:45 Bloody Lip - 0:18 Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lib - 1:59...


Philadelphia-based band The American Dream (http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/7572862.html) wrote the song Frankford El on their self titled album in the late 60's (to which '24' actor Nick Jameson sang in). The refrain went You can't get to Heaven on the Frankford El, 'cause the Frankford El goes straight to Frankford, and in the 3rd refrain it went You can't get to Heaven on the Frankford El, 'cause the Frankford El goes straight to Hell,.


Philadelphia-based concert-booking organization R5 Productions take their name from the R5 Regional Rail line. R5 Productions is a Philadelphia-based do-it-yourself concert promotion outfit started in 1996 by Ardmore, Pennsylvania native Sean Agnew. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 79, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  2. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 79, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  3. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, p. 79-80, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  4. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 79, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  5. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 81, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  6. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 81, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007
  7. ^ SEPTA 2007 Annual Service Plan, pg. 82, http://www.septa.org/inside/reports/ASP2007.pdf, retrieved May 7, 2007

See also

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