Table 3.21: Tramway, Light Railway and LRT
U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australasia
Philadelphia     (3.21.1, 2008.6)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
Philadelphia (PA) - 1907
US
u 1,500,000
676.6 / 419.5
488.0
3 / 2
2.3
1910
 
@ 1,604,000
u 1,549,000
619.5 / 384.1
399.0
3.7 / 2.3
2.5
1950
 
u 2,070,000
537 / 333
473
4 / 2.5
4
1960
 
u 2,000,000
171 / 106
112
"
2.6
1969
 
u 1,900,000
160.8 / 99.7
63
4.2 / 2.6
1.6
2000
 
u 1,520,000
31.9 / 19.8
17
4.4 / 2.7
2.3
2005
 
u 1,449,000
"
16.2
"
2.2
             
1910 routes arranged anti- (counter-) clockwise, from Delaware River (northeast northwest southwest south)
Northeast Philadelphia - 1910
78 - Bridesburg
   
11.1 / 6.9
4.8
4.1 / 2.5
1.8
4 - Richmond - 7th & 9th
   
11.8 / 7.3
5.2
3.8 / 2.4
1.8
71 - Frankford - 2nd & 3rd
   
14.9 / 9.2
10.4
3.7 / 2.3
2.7
67 - Berks & Montgomery
   
8.0 / 5.0
5.9
4.1 / 2.5
3.1
72 - Frankford - Berks 5th & 6th
   
15.2 / 9.4
8.6
4.9 / 3.0
2.8
73 - Frankford - Lehigh 5th & 6th
   
15.5 / 9.6
7.5
5.0 / 3.1
2.5
69 - Tioga & Dock
   
7.3 / 4.5
4.3
3.2 / 2.0
2.0
             
Frankford routes (72, 73)
   
17.9 / 11.1
 
4.9 / 3.0
4.4
 
North Philadelphia - Front to Broad Streets - 1910
53 - Indiana
   
10.9 / 6.8
3.2
3.8 / 2.3
1.1
63 - Willow Grove - 4th & 8th
   
23.2 / 14.4
7.9
6.5 / 4.0
2.3
58 - Chestnut Hill
   
21.4 / 13.2
13.4
5.8 / 3.6
3.8
60 - Pelham
   
13.7 / 8.5
8.0
4.7 / 2.9
2.7
34 - Norris & Susquehanna
   
8.6 / 5.3
4.9
3.9 / 2.4
2.3
54 - Fox Chase
   
20.1 / 12.4
7.9
7.3 / 4.5
3.0
56 - Franklinville
   
11.2 / 6.9
3.2
4.1 / 2.5
1.2
33 - Cambria - 7th & 9th
   
6.7 / 4.1
1.9
3.9 / 2.4
1.1
36 - Columbia
   
7.9 / 4.9
8.2
2.9 / 1.8
3.1
32 - 10th & 11th
   
9.4 / 5.8
13.0
3.4 / 2.1
4.9
1 - 12th & 16th
   
9.0 / 5.6
10.8
2.5 / 1.6
3.2
64 - Willow Grove 13th & 15th
   
23.9 / 14.8
8.0
7.0 / 4.4
2.5
49 - Wayne
   
16.1 / 10.0
12.6
4.6 / 2.9
3.8
48 - 13th & 15th
   
13.5 / 8.4
8.5
3.9 / 2.4
2.5
47 - Cumberland
   
11.1 / 6.9
5.0
3.3/ 2.0
1.5
             
Fox Chase routes (54, 56)
   
20.1 / 12.4
11.1
6.3/ 3.9
3.5
Willow Grove routes (63, 64)
   
29.9 / 18.5
15.9
6.8 / 4.2
3.6
Chestnut Hill routes (58, 60)
   
21.4 / 13.2
21.4
5.4/ 3.3
5.4
Wayne Avenue routes (47 - 49)
   
18.6 / 11.5
26.2
4.1/ 2.6
5.8
 
North Philadelphia - Broad Street to Schuylkill River - 1910
51 - 17th & 19th Short Line
   
7.8 / 4.8
4.2
3.1 / 2.0
1.7
50 - 17th & 19th
   
10.0 / 6.2
9.5
3.3 / 2.0
3.2
46 - Continental - Nicetown
   
10.8 / 6.7
6.7
4.4 / 2.7
2.8
45 - Continental - Depot
   
8.3 / 5.2
3.7
3.6 / 2.2
1.6
44 - Ridge
   
8.2 / 5.1
4.7
3.4 / 2.1
2.0
38 - Manayunk
   
13.0 / 8.0
9.3
4.7 / 2.9
3.5
35 - McKean
   
11.3 / 7.0
6.7
4.6 / 2.8
2.8
37 - Fairmount Avenue
   
8.2 / 5.1
2.0
4.0 / 2.5
1.0
41 - Dickinson
   
8.8 / 5.5
4.0
2.8 / 1.7
1.3
             
Ridge Avenue routes (38, 44)
   
15.2 / 9.4
14.0
4.2 / 2.6
3.9
 
West Philadelphia - Market Street North - 1910
26 - Belmont
   
8.5 / 5.2
2.8
3.2 / 2.0
2.0
27 - Haddington - Hestonville
   
11.3 / 7.0
2.8
3.7 / 2.3
1.0
28 - Overbrook
   
11.8 / 7.3
3.3
4.0 / 2.5
1.3
19 - Baring
   
8.5 / 5.3
3.7
3.3 / 2.0
1.5
89 - Baring Subway
   
6.7 / 4.1
1.8
4.3 / 2.7
1.2
18 - Lancaster - Haddington
   
10.4 / 6.5
4.5
3.4 / 2.1
1.5
88 - Lancaster - Haddington Subway
   
8.8 / 5.5
2.3
3.7 / 2.3
1.0
23 - Haverford
   
11.6 / 7.2
6.0
3.2 / 2.0
1.7
24 - 63rd & Vine
   
11.8 / 7.3
6.4
2.9 / 1.8
1.6
             
Baring routes (19, 89)
   
8.5 / 5.3
5.6
3.6 / 2.2
2.3
Lancaster routes (18, 88, 26-28)
   
25.2 / 15.6
15.7
3.6 / 2.2
2.2
Market - Haverford routes (23, 24)
   
15.8 / 9.8
12.8
3.1 / 1.9
2.5
 
West Philadelphia - Market Street South - 1910
25 - West Spruce
   
7.9 / 4.9
4.5
4.0 / 2.4
2.3
9 - Chestnut
   
10.3 / 6.4
4.3
3.8 / 2.4
1.7
10 - Chester Avenue
   
5.0 / 3.1
0.5
1.7 / 1.0
0.2
11 - Chester Avenue Extension
   
8.0 / 4.9
0.8
3.6 / 2.2
0.4
13 - Baltimore
   
10.0 / 6.2
4.4
3.8 / 2.4
1.7
87 - Baltimore Subway
   
7.6 / 4.7
2.8
4.2 / 2.6
1.6
12 - Darby
   
12.2 / 7.6
5.2
5.3 / 3.3
2.3
86 - Darby Subway
   
10.3 / 6.4
4.3
6.0 / 3.7
2.6
14 - Grays Ferry
   
12.4 / 7.7
6.5
4.5 / 2.8
2.5
16 - Elmwood Avenue
   
10.5 / 6.5
3.4
4.0 / 2.5
1.3
             
Baltimore Avenue routes (13, 87)
   
12.4 / 7.7
7.2
4.0 / 2.5
2.3
Chester Avenue routes (9-11)
   
10.3 / 6.4
5.6
3.6 / 2.2
2.0
Darby routes (12, 14, 86)
   
21.6 / 13.4
16.0
5.2 / 3.2
3.8
Elmwood-Island routes (16, 17)
   
13.9 / 8.6
4.3
3.7 / 2.3
1.1
 
South Philadelphia - 1910
2 - 19th & 20th
   
5.5 / 3.4
5.6
2.4 / 1.5
2.6
3 - 17th & 18th
   
6.5 / 4.0
6.8
2.9 / 1.8
3.1
5 - Passyunk Avenue
   
6.8 / 4.2
2.4
3.1 / 1.9
1.1
 
1910 "crosstown" routes arranged concentrically, outward from business center
Northeast and North Philadelphia - Crosstown - 1910
29 - Race Street
   
4.2 / 2.6
0.5
1.8 / 1.1
0.2
40 - Callowhill Street
   
4.8 / 3.0
0.7
2.0 / 1.2
0.3
42 - Beach Street
   
3.7 / 2.3
0.8
2.1 / 1.3
0.5
20 - Girard - Belmont
   
8.2 / 5.1
3.5
2.4 / 1.5
1.1
76 - Girard Avenue
   
13.1 / 8.1
10.5
2.8 / 1.8
2.4
77 - Jefferson & Master
   
11.5 / 7.1
4.1
3.2 / 2.0
1.2
43 - York & Dauphin
   
7.4 / 4.6
4.1
2.6 / 1.6
1.5
68 - Lehigh
   
7.8/ 4.9
6.3
2.4 / 1.5
2.0
79 - Allegheny Avenue
   
10.1 / 6.3
8.1
2.9 / 1.8
2.4
80 - Allegheny Short Line
   
5.8 / 3.6
0.4
1.3 / 0.8
0.1
70 - Erie Avenue
   
2.9 / 1.8
1.9
1.3 / 0.8
0.9
57 - Olney Avenue
   
17.9 / 11.1
7.1
4.3 / 2.6
1.8
74 - Frankford - Bridesburg
   
3.8 / 2.3
0.2
2.1 / 1.3
0.1
             
Girard Avenue routes (20, 76)
   
13.9 / 8.6
14.0
2.8 / 1.7
2.8
Allegheny Avenue routes (79, 80)
   
10.1 / 6.3
8.5
2.9 / 1.8
2.4
 
West Philadelphia - Crosstown - 1910
31 - Zoo
   
3.1 / 1.9
0.04
1.2 / 0.8
0.02
15 - 52nd Street
   
6.4 / 3.9
11.6
1.6 / 1.0
3.1
22 - Bala
   
4.5 / 2.8
1.2
2.4 / 1.5
0.6
30 - 58th & 60th
   
7.6 / 4.7
6.1
2.1 / 1.3
1.8
 
South Philadelphia - Crosstown - 1910
21 - Lombard & South
   
9.0 / 5.6
5.5
2.7 / 1.7
1.7
7 - Catharine & Bainbridge
   
4.1 / 2.6
1.8
1.5 / 0.9
0.7
8 - Federal & Wharton
   
4.0 / 2.5
2.3
1.8 / 1.1
1.1
39 - Morris & Tasker
   
12.2 / 7.6
7.4
3.0 / 1.8
1.8
6 - Point Breeze
   
2.5 / 1.6
0.3
2.4 / 1.5
0.3
 
Suburban - 1910
52 - Glenside
   
24.5 / 15.2
6.5
5.2 / 3.2
1.4
61 - Chelten
   
5.1 / 3.1
1.9
1.5 / 0.9
0.6
65 - Doylestown
   
19.6 / 12.2
1.2
6.0 / 3.7
0.4
66 - Hatboro
   
4.4 / 2.7
0.2
4.4 / 2.7
0.2
75 - Torresdale
   
5.3 / 3.3
2.4
3.4 / 2.1
1.6
81 - Chester
   
13.3 / 8.3
0.8
4.6 / 2.8
0.3
82 - Media
   
17.2 / 10.7
1.1
5.3 / 3.3
0.3
83 - Lansdowne
   
2.1 / 1.3
0.1
1.7 / 1.0
0.1
84 - Middletown
   
11.5 / 7.2
0.2
10.0 / 6.2
0.2
17 - Island Road
   
3.5 / 2.1
1.0
2.4 / 1.5
0.7
             
Doylestown - Hatboro routes (65, 66)
   
21.9 / 13.6
1.4
5.7 / 3.6
0.4
Chester - Media routes (81, 82, 84)
   
34.7 / 21.5
2.1
5.6 / 3.4
0.3
             
Route 10 - 1993
   
9.5 / 5.9
4
4.4 / 2.7
1.8
2005
   
"
3.3
"
1.5
Route 11 - 1910 (from above)
     
16.0
5.2 / 3.2
3.8
1993
   
10.8 / 6.7
3.5
4.4 / 2.7
1.4
2005
   
"
3.3
"
1.1
Route 13 - 1910 (from above)
     
5.6
3.6 / 2.2
2.0
1993
   
11.3 / 7.0
6
4.4 / 2.7
2.3
2005
   
"
3.2
"
1.2
Route 34 - 1910 (from above)
     
7.2
4.0 / 2.5
2.3
1993
   
7.9 /4.9
4.5
4.4 / 2.7
2.5
2005
   
"
3.0
"
1.6
Route 36 - 1910 (from above)
     
4.3
3.7 / 2.3
1.1
1993
   
11.8 / 7.3
3
4.4 / 2.7
1.2
2005
   
"
3.4
"
1.3
             
Route 6 (bus) - 1988
   
4.8 / 3.0
2.5
2 / 1.5
1.3
(bus) 2005
   
"
2.3
"
1.1
Route 15 - 1910 (from above)
     
14.0
2.8 / 1.7
2.8
1988
   
13.7 / 8.5
5.5
4 / 2.5
1.6
(bus) 2005
   
"
2.9
"
0.9
2007
   
"
2.9
"
0.9
Route 23 - 1910 (from above)
     
21.4
5.4/ 3.3
5.4
ca. 1956
   
20.8 / 12.9
20
5 / 3
5
1988
   
"
8.5
4 / 2.5
1.7
(bus) 2005
   
"
6.0
"
1.2
Route 53 (bus) - 1988
   
7.3 / 4.5
1.5
3 / 2
0.7
(bus) 2005
   
"
0.8
"
0.3
Route 56 - 1988
   
12.3 / 7.6
4
4 / 2.5
1.4
(bus) 2005
   
"
3.0
"
1.0
* 52nd St/Center City
   
10 / 6
     
             
FPT - 1907
   
13.9 / 8.6
2.7
2 / 1
0.3
             
HT&F - 1907
   
25.2 / 15.6
2.5
5 / 3
0.5
PB&T - 1907
   
27.1 / 16.8
1.5
6 / 4
0.3
             
SVT - 1907
   
89.4 / 55.4
9.1
3 / 2
0.3
             
DC&P - 1907
   
22.1 / 13.7
1.8
5 / 3
0.4
SW - 1907
   
15.3 / 9.5
1.4
5 / 3
0.4
P&C - 1907
   
13.3 / 8.2
0.9
3 / 2
0.2
             
Suburban - 1907
   
45.1 / 28.0
3.5
8 / 5
0.6
1950
   
54 / 34
16.1
6 / 4
1.9
1974
   
19.0 / 11.8
3.7
5.7 / 3.6
1.1
2000
   
"
2
"
0.7
2005
   
"
2.0
"
0.6
Route 101 - Media - 2005
   
13.7 / 8.5
1.1
"
0.5
Route 102 - Sharon Hill - 2005
   
8.5 / 5.3
0.9
"
0.7
Key to Symbols:
* = in planning; ** = under construction.
*** = operated for less than 12 months as noted; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
@ = population corresponds with historic data year.
u = population within municipal boundary.
 
Notes for Table 3.21
Philadelphia - General: Most streets and roads in the business center ("Center City") and adjacent residential areas are not sufficiently wide to permit construction of double track. For this reason, many tramway services operated on paired tracks built in parallel streets. The (previous) extent of this practice introduces considerable uncertainty into "system length" statistics.
The authors believe that most "system length" statistics presented in the table above, pre-1960, are analogous to "street length" occupied by tramway tracks. "System length" statistics post-1960 account for paired tracks in parallel streets as "double track."
However, the "system length" statistic for 1910 is, explicitly, "first main track." This appears compatible with post-1960 statistics as described above.
The authors estimate the "excess" system length associated with the 1907 and 1950 statistics at approximately 65 km / 40 mi.
Operator titles: Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT Co, to 1940), Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC, 1940-1968), Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) City Transit Division (from 1968).
1907, 1910: PRT Co operated suburban extensions north to Jenkintown / Glenside – Willow Grove – Hatboro / Doylestown.
1910: In addition to the above, PRT Co operated suburban extensions to Media and Chester.
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1910: Route names are as presented in source document (with additional details to provide clarity). Many route changes took place after 1910. Some of these followed a 1911 management change. Others accompanied metro system expansion.
(The "Frankford Elevated" to northeast Philadelphia was opened on 1922 November 5. The "Broad Street Subway" was opened to North Philadelphia on 1928 September 1, and to South Philadephia on 1938 September 18.)
The "Market Street Subway-Elevated" had opened in stages between Center City Philadelphia and 69th Street Terminal, 1907 March 4 - 1908 October 4. "Subway-surface" tramway ("trolley") services had used a four-track segment of the underground line from 1905 December 18.
No service operated 1910 February 19 - 1910 April 2 because of work stoppage; traffic density statistics scaled up to annual rates.
Key to 1910 route names - Northeast Philadelphia:
Route 78: Bridesburg (Richmond Avenue 2nd and 3rd Streets).
Route 4: Richmond 7th and 9th Streets (Cedar Street / Lehigh Avenue 22nd Street / Snyder Avenue.
Route 71: Frankford – 2nd and 3rd Streets (Frankford Avenue – Ritner Street).
Route 67: Berks Street and Montgomery Avenue (Frankford Avenue / Lehigh Avenue – 10th and 11th Streets).
Route 72: Frankford - Berks Street 5th and 6th Streets (Kensington Avenue Porter Street).
Route 73: Frankford - Lehigh Avenue – 5th and 6th Streets (Kensington Avenue – Porter Street).
Route 69: Tioga Street and Dock Street (2nd and 3rd Streets).
Frankford (Kensington Avenue) routes (72, 73): Aggregation of Routes 72 and 73.
North Philadelphia - Broad to Front Streets:
Route 53: Indiana Avenue (Butler Street – 4th and 8th Streets – Ritner Street).
Route 63: Willow Grove – 4th and 8th Streets (Old York Road – Walnut Street).
Route 58: Chestnut Hill – Ritner Street (Germantown Avenue / Erdenheim (Chestnut Hill Park) – 4th and 8th Streets).
Route 60: Pelham – Pine Street(Germantown Avenue / Gorgas Street – 4th and 8th Streets).
Route 34: Norris Street and Susquehanna Avenue – (Ridge Avenue – 4th and 8th Streets – Pine Street).
Route 54: Fox Chase – Porter Street (Rising Sun Avenue – 5th and 6th Streets).
Route 56: Franklinville (Rising Sun Avenue / Olney Avenue – 5th and 6th Streets – Delancey Street).
Route 33: Cambria Street – 7th and 9th Streets (Arch Street).
Route 36: Columbia Avenue – 7th and 9th Streets (Market Street).
Route 32: 10th and 11th Streets (Allegheny Avenue – Ritner Street).
Route 1: 10th and 11th Streets (Cambria Street Porter Street).
Route 64: Willow Grove – 13th and 15th Streets (Old York Road – Locust Street).
Route 49: Wayne Avenue – 13th and 15th Streets (Carpenter Lane – Jackson Street).
Route 48: 13th and 15th Streets (Erie Avenue – Navy Yard).
Route 47: Cumberland – 13th and 15th Streets (Erie Avenue – Shunk Street).
Fox Chase routes (54, 56): Aggregation of Routes 54 and 56.
Willow Grove routes (63, 64): Aggregation of Routes 63 and 64.
Chestnut Hill routes (58, 60): Aggregation of Routes 58 and 60.
Wayne Avenue routes (47 - 49): Aggregation of Routes 47, 48 and 49.
North Philadelphia - Broad Street to Schuylkill River
Route 51: 17th and 19th Streets - Short Line (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Huntingdon Street).
Route 50: 17th and 19th Streets (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Erie Avenue).
Route 46: Continental – Nicetown (Arch and Walnut Streets – Hunting Park Avenue).
Route 45: Continental – Depot (Arch and Walnut Streets – York and Dauphin Streets).
Route 44: Ridge Avenue (Arch Street – 29th Street / Allegheny Avenue).
Route 38: Manayunk (Arch Street – Manayunk).
Route 35: McKean (Arch and Walnut Streets – 31st Street / York Street).
Route 37: Fairmount Avenue (Arch Street – Spring Garden and Wallace Streets – 31st Street / York Street).
Route 41: Dickinson (4th and 8th Streets – Girard Avenue / Park Drive).
Ridge Avenue routes (38, 44): Aggregation of Routes 38 and 44.
West Philadelphia - Market Street North:
Route 26: Belmont (Spring Garden Street – Belmont Avenue / Parkside Avenue).
Route 27: Haddington - Westonville (Arch Street – 63rd Street / Girard Avenue).
Route 28: Overbrook (Arch Street – 63rd Street / Lancaster Avenue).
Route 19: Baring (Market Street – Belmont Avenue / Parkside Avenue).
Route 89: Baring Subway (City Hall - Subway – Belmont Avenue / Parkside Avenue).
Route 18: Lancaster - Haddington (Market Street – 65th Street / Girard Avenue).
Route 88: Lancaster - Haddington Subway (City Hall - Subway – 65th Street / Girard Avenue).
Route 23: Haddington - Haverford (Delaware Avenue – Haverford Avenue – Lansdowne Avenue).
Route 24: 63rd Street and Vine Street: (Delaware Avenue – Market Street – Lansdowne Avenue)
Baring routes (19, 89): Aggregation of Routes 19 and 89.
Lancaster routes (18, 88, 26-28): Aggregation of Routes 18, 88, 26, 27 and 28.
Market - Haverford routes (23, 24): Aggregation of Routes 23 and 24.
West Philadelphia - Market Street South:
Route 25: West Spruce Street (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Spruce Street / 60th Street).
Route 9: Chestnut Street (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Kingsessing Avenue / 65th Street).
Route 10: Chester Avenue (40th Street / Market Street – Kingsessing Avenue / 65th Street).
Route 11: Chester Avenue Extension (40th Street / Market Street – Darby).
Route 13: Baltimore Avenue (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Baltimore Avenue / 62nd Street).
Route 87: Baltimore Avenue - Subway (City Hall - Subway – Baltimore Avenue / 62nd Street).
Route 12: Darby (Chestnut and Walnut Streets – Woodland Avenue – Darby).
Route 86: Darby Subway (City Hall - Subway – Woodland Avenue – Darby).
Route 14: Grays Ferry (Spruce and Pine Streets – Grays Ferry Avenue – Woodland Avenue – Darby).
Route 16: Elmwood Avenue (Arch Street – Spruce and Pine Streets – Island Road).
Baltimore Avenue routes (13, 87): Aggregation of Routes 13 and 87.
Chester Avenue routes (9-11): Aggregation of Routes 9, 10 and 11.
Darby (Woodland Avenue) routes (12, 14, 86): Aggregation of Routes 12, 14 and 86.
Elmwood Avenue - Island Avenue routes (16, 17): Aggregation of Routes 16 and 17.
South Philadelphia:
Route 2: 19th and 20th Streets (Chestnut and Walnut Streeets – McKean Street).
Route 3: 17th and 18th Streets (Market Street – Shunk Street).
Route 5: Passyunk Avenue – 2nd and 3rd Streets.
Northeast and North Philadelphia - Crosstown:
Route 29: Race Street (Arch and Race Streets – 25th Street).
Route 40: Callowhill Street (Callowhill and Vine Streets – 26th Street).
Route 42: Beach Street Green and Fairmount Streets – 26th Street).
Route 20: Girard Avenue - Belmont Avenue (Norris Street – Parkside Avenue / Belmont Avenue).
Route 76: Girard Avenue (Allegheny Avenue – 63rd Street).
Route 77: Jefferson and Master Streets (Allegheny Avenue / Richmond Street – Fairmount Park).
Route 43: York and Dauphin Streets (Richmond Street – Ridge Avenue).
Route 68: Lehigh Avenue (Richmond Street – 34th Street).
Route 79: Allegheny Avenue (Richmond Street – Ridge Avenue). The segment of Allegheny Avenue, 17th Street – 22nd Street, had no tramway at 1910. Route 79 tramcars operated Allegheny Avenue – 17th Street – 22nd Street – Lehigh Avenue and v.v.
Route 80: Allegheny Short Line (Richmond Street – 17th Street).
Route 70: Erie Avenue.
Route 57: Olney Avenue (Richmond Street – Ridge Avenue).
Route 74: Frankford – Bridesburg.
Girard Avenue routes (20, 76): Aggregation of Routes 20 and 76.
Allegheny Avenue routes (79, 80): Aggregation of Routes 79 and 80.
West Philadelphia - Crosstown:
Route 31: Zoo (33rd and 36th Streets).
Route 15: 52nd Street (Woodland Avenue – Belmont Avenue / Parkside Avenue).
Route 22: Bala (Market Street / 52nd Street – 54th Street / City Line).
Route 30: 58th and 60th Streets (Woodland Avenue – Lancaster Avenue).
South Philadelphia - Crosstown:
Route 21: Lombard and South Streets (Front Street – Belmont Avenue / Parkside Avenue).
Route 7: Catharine and Bainbridge Streets.
Route 8: Federal and Wharton Streets.
Route 39: Morris and Tasker Streets (Morris Street / Water Street – 31st Street / York Street).
Route 6: Point Breeze Avenue.
Suburban:
Route 52: Glenside.
Route 61: Chelten.
Route 65: Willow Grove – Doylestown.
Route 66: Willow Grove – Hatboro.
Route 75: Torresdale.
Route 81: Darby – Chester. Extended Darby – Folsom – Chester (former Southwestern Street Railway Company).
Route 82: Darby – Media. Extended Darby – Folsom – Swarthmore – Media (former Southwestern Street Railway Company).
Route 83: Lansdowne.
Route 84: Media – Middletown – Chester (former Southwestern Street Railway Company).
Route 17: Island Road.
Doylestown - Hatboro routes (65 and 66): Aggregation of Routes 65 and 66.
Chester - Media routes (81, 82, 84): Aggregation of Routes 81, 82 and 84.
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1969: Includes "subway-surface" routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 (35.5 km / 20.8 mi), and "surface" routes 6, 15, 23, 50, 53, 56 and 60 (86.1 km / 53.4 mi).
2000: Includes "subway-surface" routes; no "surface" tramway routes remained in operation.
Key to current (and 1969) route names - "Subway-surface" routes:
Route 10: Overbrook – Center City (Lancaster Avenue Subway).
Route 11: Darby Center City (Woodland Avenue Subway).
"Route 11 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Darby (Woodland Avenue) routes (12, 14, 86) at 1910.
Route 13: Yeadon and Darby Center City (Chester Avenue Subway).
"Route 13 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Chester Avenue routes (9-11) at 1910. However, Route 13 was not operated as a "subway-surface" route until 1956.
Route 34: Angora Center City (Baltimore Avenue Subway).
"Route 34 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Baltimore Avenue routes (13, 87) at 1910.
Route 36: Eastwick Center City (Elmwood Avenue Subway).
"Route 36 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Elmwood Avenue - Island Avenue routes (16, 17) at 1910.
"Surface" routes:
Route 6 Ogontz Avenue. Closed 1986.
Route 15 Girard Avenue. Operation suspended 1992, restored 2005.
"Route 15 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Girard Avenue routes (20, 76) at 1910.
Route 23: Germantown Avenue 11th and 12th Streets. Operation suspended 1992.
"Route 23 - 1910 (from above)" pertains to Chestnut Hill routes (58, 60) at 1910.
Route 53: Wayne Avenue Erie Avenue. Operation suspended 1986, closed 1989.
Route 56: Erie Avenue Torresdale Avenue. Operation suspended 1992.
NOTE: Capital budget documents for the 2007 and 2008 fiscal years include "Light Rail Infrastructure Improvements" (USD 189 million) and "Light Rail Vehicle Purchase" (USD 130 million) for Route 23 and Route 56 tramway reopening after 2012. Funding has not been secured (at 2008 June).
52nd St/Center City: "52nd Street/Center City (City Branch) Corridor," in planning. To extend westward from Convention Center, one-way loop in business center ("Center City") streets, to goods (freight) railway alignment in cutting and tunnel, known as the “City Branch” and owned currently by CSX Transportation. The project includes a new underground station to serve the Philadelphia Art Museum. The line is planned to continue northwestward to Girard Avenue, west along the existing tramway to Parkside Avenue, then south on 52nd Street to a planned new regional rail station. The line would be built as light rail transit (LRT), using either rehabilitated PCC-type cars or new stock, or as bus rapid transit (BRT) using motorbuses or trolleybuses. Selection of the "Locally Preferred Alternative" was anticipated by late 2006.
UPDATE: The alternatives analysis, completed at 2006 August, concluded that none of the proposed alternatives would carry sufficient passenger traffic to justify the investment. The project was cancelled thereafter.
FPT: Operator title: Fairmount Park Transportation Company. Operated within Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
HT&F: Operator title: Holmesburg Tacony and Frankford Street Railway Company. Operated in northeastern Philadelphia.
PB&T: Operator title: Philadelphia Bristol and Trenton Street Railway Company. Extended Torresdale (northeastern Philadelphia) – Croydon – Bristol – Morrisville.
SVT: Operator title: Schuylkill Valley Traction Company. Extended Manayunk (northwestern Philadelphia) – Norristown – Collegeville – Pottstown – Boyertown. Operated town tramway services in Norristown.
DC&P: Operator title: Delaware County and Philadelphia Electric Railway Company. Extended Angora (southwestern Philadelphia) – Lansdowne – Clifton Heights – Media, extension Media – Glen Riddle.
SW: Operator title: Southwestern Street Railway Company. Extended Darby – Folsom – Chester, branch Folsom Swarthmore Media.
P&C: Operator title: Philadelphia and Chester Railway Company. Extended Darby – Ridley Park – Chester.
Suburban LRT: Operator Title: Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (PSTC, trading as "Red Arrow Lines," to 1969), SEPTA Suburban Transit Division (from 1969).
 
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