Transportation in the Philadelphia area
Transportation in the Philadelphia area is primarily accomplished by private vehicles, airplanes, and rail and bus mass transit.
- Philadelphia International Airport
- Northeast Philadelphia Airport
- Willow Grove (first opened in 1926 as a private facility - shutting down military airfield operations in March, 2011)
Philadelphia is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), providing rail, subway, trolley, bus, and trackless trolley service in Philadelphia and it's metro area.
- SEPTA's home page, for schedules, fare information and travel advisories.
- Quick useful links:
- TrainView shows real time status of all trains on the Regional Rail system
- TransitView shows real time status of all buses and most city and suburban trolleys
- Bus schedules
- Subway schedules and the Norristown High Speed Line
- Trolley schedules
- Regional Rail schedules
- Regional Rail & Rail Transit Map
- Online comment/complain form
- Reports, including (often) up to date ridership statistics, budgets, and board reports.
- SEPTA's Twitter feed is the best way to follow any service delays, disruptions, and detours.
- iSepta provides a quick and easy way to find the next Regional Rail train coming.
- septime.org provides a simple and fast way to look at schedules for trains, subways, buses and trolleys.
- A bit of history about the massive transit concourse beneath Center City.
Bus and rail lines into Philadelphia
- Amtrak operates intercity rail from 30th Street Station, the Main Line, Trenton, and Wilmington.
- Greyhound and Peter Pan operate intercity bus service from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert streets. Greyhound also occasionally stops on Broad Street in Olney and South Philadelphia.
- Megabus and Bolt Bus operate low price, direct bus service to New York City from 30th Street Station. Megabus also offers service to other cities.
- NJ Transit operates buses between Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Atlantic City Line train between 30th St. Station and the Jersey Shore, as well as bus, heavy rail, and light rail service throughout New Jersey.
- PATCO, operated by the DRPA, provides high speed rail service between Center City Philadelphia and Camden County, New Jersey.
OUR ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE As Seen From The Frankford EL http://www.phillytrolley.org/architectural_el.html
- The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers (DVARP) is the largest mass transit advocacy group in the Philadelphia-area. Around since 1972, DVARP is a membership-supported non-profit that has been representing riders and supporters of rail and transit at SEPTA hearings, to the government, and in the media.
- The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society Contains much information about Philadelphia's rail history (click on the old logos towards the bottom of the page for more details) and has many pictures of the current system in action in their Picture of the Week section.
- Philadelphia Transit Vehicles has many photos and a detailed roster of SEPTA's fleet.
- Philadelphia Trolley Tracks is a collection of photos, maps, and rosters showing Philadelphia's extensive streetcar system as it was in the 20th century, and what remains today.