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This is the main reason why 5 streetcar routes survive in West Philadelphia, the subway. The subway starts at the 40th St Portal. There are few streetcar subway stations before joining the Market-Frankford Subway at 30th St. Here the subway is 4 tracks wide. The 2 outer for the streetcars, 2 inner for the subway. The streetcars make "local" stops between 30th and 15th Sts, the subway runs non-stop. A very unique operation.

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phl_city01.jpg (37206 bytes)A Sub-Surface car is entering the 30th St. Station. Here transfers can be made with the Market St. Heavy Rail line (seen to the right of the car) phl-lr-city05.jpg (39008 bytes)Rear of a car at 30th St. station. (1998)
Entrance to the 19th St station, the only station in its original configuration when the subway was first opened. (8/30/08) View of the 19th subway-surface outbound platform (8/31/08)
View of the 19th subway-surface outbound platform (8/31/08) View of the 19th subway-surface outbound platform (8/31/08)
Outbound car arriving at 19th St. (8/31/08)  
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