Getting There: The ISEPTAPHILLY Blog

Route of the Week - Top 5


This week, we're taking a look back at some of our most memorable Route of the Weeks. Here are five of [personal] favorite routes on the SEPTA system:

Route 17 - As one of SEPTA's Nite Owl Routes, the Route 17 runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between Penn's Landing and Broad & Pattison. The 17 carries close to 14,000 riders daily, making it SEPTA's 14th busiest transit route.

Route 4 - The Route 4 is one of the newer bus routes on the SEPTA system. Service began on February 19, 2012. Each weekday, this route makes 119 trips and carries 7,267 passengers. The Route 4 travels almost the entire length of Broad Street from Pattison to Frankford Transportation Center.

Route G - The Route G is one of seven SEPTA lettered bus routes, and has the highest ridership of all of them. Running from Overbrook in West Philadelphia to the Food Distribution Center in on the Delaware River, this route carries over 15,000 passengers daily. 

Route 102 - The Route 102 is a trolley route that travels between 69th Street Transportation Center and Sharon Hill. Previously known as the Sharon Hill Line, this route was originally built by the Philadelphia and West Chest Traction Company in 1906. Today, the Route 102 carries 4,095 daily, making it SEPTA's 6th busiest suburban transit route. 

Route 48 - The Route 48 serves Center City and North Philly, running between Front & Market and 27th & Allegheny. Until January 28, this route was a streetcar route that operated on Arch Street. In 1959, eastbound service through Center City moved from Arch Street to Market Street. 

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