Getting There: The ISEPTAPHILLY Blog

And the Winner is...

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We received 88 SEPTA Love Stories - all of which were inspiring, romantic and heartwarming. We'll post them all for you to read, but in the meantime here's the winning entry:

James: When I was 24, my roommate introduced me to a girl. She was the most beautiful person I had ever seen in my life. As I fumbled through small talk, trying to keep my cool, I found out that she worked downtown. I also worked in Center City, taking the R5 from Glenside. Turns out she boarded a later train from Jenkintown. I said, “That’s so funny…that’s the train take that I take,” and from that day forward I would always be a little late to work because I drove to Jenkintown instead of walking to the train at Glenside on the off chance I would get to spend even a little more time with her. It was worth it. Soon I became “Train Friend Jim” and then just Jim. I knew I wanted to marry her the moment we met, but when it came time to ask her I knew the right place to pop the question. I made up some excuse to get her over to Stazi Milano which was then still at the Jenkintown train station. We sat on the bench outside for a moment and I looked at her and said, "It’s crazy…this is where it all started for us. I think we should start the next part of our life together here as well.” I knelt down right there at the station and asked, "Would make me the happiest man in the world?”. 15 happy years, 2 houses, 3 kids, 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 fairly charming hamster later I still take the train from Jenkintown. I see that bench every day and smile and wonder how I got so lucky. ❤️

We hope you agree, this is a pretty good story and proof that you can find [lasting] love on SEPTA.

Happy riding!

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