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How to Ride the Philly Subway Septa

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          The SEPTA is the subway system in Philadelphia. The Philly subway or SEPTA serves many areas in and around Philadelphia. It is quite expansive and covers buses, commuter rails, subways both under ground and over ground. SEPTA stands for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.


Step 1

There are many different options to review for payment of travel on the Philly subway SEPTA system. The base cash fair for subways, trolleys, and busses is 2 dollars. Tokens are $1.55 each. Children under 4 years old are free under SEPTA. You can buy an unlimited weekly or monthly Philly subway pass for $22.00 and $83.00 dollars respectively. You can buy a Cross-Country pass for $103 dollars. This pass entitles you to travel outside the city of Philadelphia between busses and trolleys. Senior citizens receive a discount of one dollar when riding the subway within Pennsylvania. Also disabled people can receive 50% off of their fares. Both senior citizens and disabled persons can show an ID to prove themselves to receive the discount. You can buy a one day independence pass for $11.00 dollars. This provides you with unlimited riding on buses, subways, and trolleys.

Step 2

The Philadelphia railway system is a massive expanse of track and lines. It would be impossible to review them all here. It is best to visit the Septa website or search for a Philly subway map online. However here are a few highlights of the different track systems. The Red line hits the stops of City Hall Camden, Collingsworth, Westmont, Haddonfield, Woodcrest, Ashland, Woodland Boulevard, Cedar Lane, and Cumberland Mall.


Step 3

The Philly Blue line goes from Bustleton to 69th Street Terminal making stops along the way including Church, Allegheny, Somerset, Berks, Spring Garden, 2nd, 8th, and 22nd stops. The Orange line runs from Fern Rock T.C. going through Logan, Wyoming, Huntington Park, Erie, Gerard, Fairmount, Spring Garden, City Hall, Oregon, and Chinatown. The Purple line goes from Trenton, New Jersey through Bordentown, Delanco, Riverside, Riverton, Palmyra, 36th st., Aquarium and Entertainment Center.



Step 4

The Brown Line hits Beverly Hills, Congress Ave., Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Park, Irvington Road, Baltimore Pike, Penn Street, Sceanic Road, Woodland Ave., and Collingsdale.



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