Posts Tagged ‘SEPTA’

Inside SEPTA's Unused Underground Concourse, To Be Restored

Inside SEPTA’s Unused Underground Concourse, To Be Restored

December 2, 2016  |  Photography

The Center City Concourse, a network of underground pedestrian walkways, has sat empty and largely unused for decades. But big plans are in the works to reopen and reanimate the dead space. Samantha Smyth and Chandra Lampreich takes us into the abandoned tunnels with this photo essay > more

Long Before The SEPTA Key: A Penny Ride On The Omnibus

Long Before The SEPTA Key: A Penny Ride On The Omnibus

June 28, 2016  |  History

Harry K. gives us a ride back to 1831 on Philadelphia's public transit predecessor > more

Bidding Farewell To The (Full-Length) Route 23

Bidding Farewell To The (Full-Length) Route 23

November 24, 2015  |  Photography

As a native of Northwest Philadelphia, Steve Weinik grew up on SEPTA's X and XH bus lines. But it was the 23 that captured his imagination. With the 23 set to become two separate lines this weekend, he took one last ride roundtrip to produce this photo essay > more

Sunset In South Philly For The 23, Dawn For The 45

Sunset In South Philly For The 23, Dawn For The 45

November 24, 2015  |  Urbanism

SERVICE ALERT: This weekend marks the end of an era for a SEPTA legend. The Route 23, by far the longest and most ridden of SEPTA's city bus lines, will split in two, retaining the 23 on the northern portion and becoming the Route 45 in Center City and South Philadelphia. Brad Maule breaks down the line that's a geographic and cultural cross-section of the city > more

Comparing The City's Handling Of Pope Visits--& Center City Itself--36 Years Apart

Comparing The City’s Handling Of Pope Visits–& Center City Itself–36 Years Apart

September 23, 2015  |  Development

Everything is coming up papal. Data junkie Davie Hilbert compares the city's preparations for this weekend's visit from Pope Francis with Pope John Paul II's stay in 1979 and reveals the gradual streamlining of a city > more