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All Aboard! Philly’s Trains & Trolleys–SOLD OUT

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


$15 Hidden City members (become a member here)
$10 Student
$20 General Admission

Are you ready for a three hour odyssey through Philly (and NJ’s) transit systems?

We’ll begin at the Wm. H. Gray III 30th Street AMTRAK Station, hop on a trolley to City Hall, then transfer to the Broad Street Line subway and head north to Fern Rock, stopping at the peculiar Fairmount Station along the way. From there we’ll take the Broad-Ridge Spur line south to 8th and Market, then board PATCO to Camden. After stopping there it’s back to Philly, off at 12th and Locust, then walk the concourse to 13th and Market, our final destination.

Along the way, we’ll check out the eagles salvaged from NYC Penn Station’s demolition, the old subway cars rusting away at Fern Rock Station, an abandoned revenue train platform, old department store signs and more. Plus, Jerry will give you the scoop on the closed Wallace Street exit of Fairmount Station, the terracotta mosaics and stations hidden inside the Ben Franklin Bridge, the trolley terminal under the Ben Franklin Bridge Plaza and the incomplete ramps train lines to Germantown, Cheltenham and Northeast Philly that were started but never finished. Wowza!

***PLEASE NOTE***Attendees will need to purchase one SEPTA fare and one PATCO fare. They are not included in the ticket price.

Guide Jerry Silverman was born to give this tour. He was the very first rider ever on PATCO as a teenager and later the chair of the SEPTA Citizen’s Advisory Committee. He is a certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.

Starting point: AMTRAK 30th St Station (meet inside on the east end near the statue of the angel holding a dead soldier)
Ending point: 13th and Market

Questions, concerns, conundrums? Contact Hidden City Project Director Pete Woodall at pwoodall@hiddencityphila.org


September 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


30th St Station, meet inside at the “Angel Statue” on east end
2955 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States


Pete Woodall