SEPTA Route 34


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 Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and also operate in a shared rapid transit and light rail subway 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 Market–Frankford Line.

Passengers may transfer free of charge to the Market–Frankford Line at Juniper/13th, 15th, and 30th Streets and to the Broad Street Line at 15th Street. Connections to the SEPTA Regional Rail are also available. Underground passageways connect the 13th and 15th Street Stations to Market East Station and Suburban Station.

Route 34 surfaces at the 40th Street Portal near 40th Street and Baltimore Avenue(US 13), then heads west on Baltimore until it ends at a loop at 61th Street.

History

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 ]

External links

* [http://www.angelfire.com/geek/rh/Philly/ss/34.htm Photos of Route 34 trolleys]

References


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