- SEPTA Route 34
SEPTA Route 34 is a trolley line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) that connects the 13th/Juniper station in downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Angora Loop station in the Angora neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
At 10.1 miles, it is the shortest of SEPTA's five Subway–Surface Trolley Lines that operate on public streets in
Philadelphiaand Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and also operate in a shared rapid transitand light railsubway in Center City, Philadelphia.
Starting from its eastern end at the Juniper station, Route 34 runs in a tunnel under Market Street. It stops at underground stations at 15th Street, 19th Street, 22nd Street, 30th Street, and 33rd Street. From 15th to 30th Streets, it runs on the outer tracks in the same tunnel as SEPTA's
Passengers may transfer free of charge to the Market–Frankford Line at Juniper/13th, 15th, and 30th Streets and to the
Broad Street Lineat 15th Street. Connections to the SEPTA Regional Railare also available. Underground passageways connect the 13th and 15th Street Stations to Market East Stationand Suburban Station.
There were transit tracks for
horsecars running along Baltimore Avenue as early as 1890, but it was the arrival of the electrified trolley two years later that allowed the extension of the line westward to the new community of Angora. The route was called the Angora Line until it was given the number 34 in 1911.cite web| url=http://www.studio34yoga.com/trolley.shtml | title="Studio 34's Eponymous Trolley, or, A Short History of Route 34" | accessdate=2008-03-11 ]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/geek/rh/Philly/ss/34.htm Photos of Route 34 trolleys]
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