SEPTA Routes 101 and 102

Last updated
Routes 101 and 102
Media–Sharon Hill Line
SEPTASuburbanTrolley.svg
Rt 102 at Sharon Hill.JPG
Route 102 at Sharon Hill station
Overview
Type Light rail
Locale Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Termini Media-Orange Street (Route 101)
Sharon Hill (Route 102)
69th Street Transportation Center
Stations52
Services2
  • Media Local (101)
  • Media Express (101)
  • Sharon Hill Local (102)
  • Sharon Hill Express (102)
  • 69th Street Local (both routes)
Daily ridershipRoute 101: 4,400
Route 102: 3,576
(average weekday, FY 2014) [1]
Operation
Opened1906
Operator(s) SEPTA
CharacterSurface (at-grade)
Technical
Line length11.9 mi (19.2 km) [2]
Track gauge PA gauge 5 ft 2 14 in (1,581 mm) [3] [4]
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

Contents

BSicon HUBa.svg
BSicon uKACCaq.svg
BSicon udCONTfq.svg
MFL
BSicon udCONTgq.svg
BSicon HUB.svg
BSicon uKACCeq.svg
NHSL
BSicon HUBe.svg
BSicon uWSLa.svg
69th Street T.C.
BSicon uCONTgq.svg
BSicon uABZgr.svg
BSicon vRP2yRP4+l.svg
BSicon MFADEfq.svg
BSicon RP4w.svg
to 69th Street Yard / Shops
BSicon MFADEgq.svg
BSicon uCONTgq.svg
BSicon vRP2e.svg
BSicon vRP2r.svg
BSicon vRP2+r.svg
BSicon uABZgr.svg
BSicon v-RP2.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2HST.svg
Fairfield Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2HST.svg
Walnut Street
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2HST.svg
Avon Road
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2HST.svg
Hilltop Road
BSicon MASKe.svg
BSicon MFADEgq.svg
BSicon vRP2e.svg
BSicon MASKc4.svg
BSicon v-RP2.svg
BSicon HST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2r.svg
Beverly Boulevard
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon v-RP2.svg
Congress Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon v-RP2.svg
Lansdowne Avenue
BSicon MASKc1.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2l.svg
BSicon MASKe.svg
BSicon MFADEfq.svg
BSicon vRP2w.svg
Drexel Park
BSicon uHST.svg
Irvington Road
BSicon uHST.svg
Drexel Hill Junction
Route 101Arrow Blue LowerLeft 001.svg
BSicon uvSHI3+l-.svg
BSicon uv-SHI3+r.svg
Arrow Blue LowerRight 001.svgRoute 102
Huey Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Garrettford
School Lane
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Drexel Manor
Aronimink
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Marshall Road
Anderson Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Creek Road
Drexelbrook
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon dWASSER+l.svg
BSicon uWBRUCKE1.svg
Drexeline
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon dWASSER.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Baltimore Pike
BSicon uWBRUCKE1.svg
BSicon dWASSERr.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
Penn Street
Scenic Road
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4+r.svg
Springfield Road
Springfield Road
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uINT.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Clifton–Aldan ELW
Saxer Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon ueHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Shisler Avenue
closed
Leamy Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Providence Road
Woodland Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Magnolia Avenue
Thomson Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4yvRP2.svg
North Street
Springfield Mall
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon MASKc1.svg
BSicon vRP2-.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2l.svg
Bartram Avenue
Paper Mill Road
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2-.svg
Andrews Avenue
I-476.svg I-476
BSicon uSKRZ-G4u.svg
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon vRP2-.svg
MacDade Boulevard
Pine Ridge
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon uKBHFe.svg
Sharon Hill
Beatty Road
BSicon uHST.svg
Providence Road
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Manchester Avenue
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Edgemont Street
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Monroe Street
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Jackson Street
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Olive Street
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Veterans Square
BSicon uHST.svg
BSicon RP4.svg
Media–Orange Street
BSicon uKBHFe.svg
BSicon RP4.svg

SEPTA Routes 101 and 102, [5] also known as the Media–Sharon Hill Line, [6] are light rail lines operated by the Suburban Transit Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, serving portions of Delaware County. The routes' eastern terminus is 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Route 101 runs to Media, while Route 102 goes to Sharon Hill. Altogether, the two lines operate on approximately 11.9 miles (19.2 km) of route. [2] The lines were formerly interurbans.

Along with the Norristown High Speed Line, formerly the Philadelphia and Western Railroad, the routes are the remaining lines of the Red Arrow Trolley System once operated by the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company (successor to the Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company); some local residents still call them "Red Arrow".

This route uses 29 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company K cars similar to those used on the SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley Lines. However, unlike the city cars, the K cars on Routes 101 and 102 are double-ended and use pantograph collection instead of trolley poles.

Since April 1, 2020, Route 102 been suspended indefinitely and Route 101 is being substituted with buses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [7] [8] [9]


Current system

RouteLength [10] South terminalNorth terminal
1018.6 miles (13.8 km)Media
Orange Street at State Street
Upper Darby
69th Street Transportation Center
1025.3 miles (8.5 km)Sharon Hill
Sharon Hill

The 101 and 102 run together on their exclusive right-of-way from Upper Darby to Drexel Hill Junction for approximately 2 miles (3.2 km), at which point they diverge.

Map of Routes 101 and 102 (red), as well as former trolley (now bus) Routes 103 and 104 (orange), and Route 100 (blue) Red Arrow map.svg
Map of Routes 101 and 102 (red), as well as former trolley (now bus) Routes 103 and 104 (orange), and Route 100 (blue)

Route 101 continues on its own right-of-way traveling west and southwest through Drexel Hill and Springfield with an important stop at the Springfield Mall before entering the street in Media. The 101 has double tracks to Woodland Avenue, then a single track to just before Pine Ridge, then enters the street at Providence Road in Media and runs on a single track the rest of the way. Cars in the street must yield to the trolley. The line terminates in the middle of the street just west of the Delaware County Courthouse.

Route 102 runs southeast from Drexel Hill Junction through Drexel Hill and Clifton Heights and then goes into the street in Aldan. After Aldan, it returns to its own right-of-way, then passes through Collingdale before terminating at Chester Pike in Sharon Hill. The 102 has double tracks until up to North Street in Collingdale, where the 102 returns to its own right-of-way, and after North Street, there is a single track until the end of the line.

Springfield Road contains two stops along both lines. Route 101 stops at Springfield Road in Springfield. Route 102 stops at Springfield Road in Clifton Heights, then joins this street until it moves onto Woodlawn Avenue through Aldan.

History

Heavy steel interurban cars like this ran on the Red Arrow until the 1970s. Arden66.jpg
Heavy steel interurban cars like this ran on the Red Arrow until the 1970s.

The Sharon Hill Line (Route 102) was originally built by the Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company, and opened on March 15, 1906, and the Media Line (Route 101) was originally built by the same company, opening on April 1, 1913. [11] The lines were later bought by the Philadelphia Suburban Transit Company in 1954.

Besides Routes 101 and 102, there were also two other, now defunct, Red Arrow trolley lines. The direct ancestor of the SEPTA Route 104 bus line went to West Chester, splitting off from the rest of the system right after 69th Street Transportation Center onto West Chester Pike. The tracks continued all the way up West Chester Pike. West Chester trolleys were replaced by buses in 1954 due to widening of West Chester Pike; rush-hour trips to Westgate Hills lasted until 1958. Tracks remained in use for access to the Red Arrow's carbarn in Llanerch until SEPTA closed the barn in 1971; all tracks were soon removed except for a portion near 69th Street that SEPTA occasionally uses to store out-of service trolleys. The other now-defunct Red Arrow trolley line went to Ardmore until December 1966. It split from the West Chester line at Llanerch and continued on its own exclusive right-of-way. Much of the right-of-way still remains between Schauffele Plaza in Ardmore (the former terminus of the line) and Eagle Road in Havertown, although the tracks were removed and the right-of-way paved for dedicated use by the replacement bus line, now SEPTA Route 103. The 103 still uses this private right-of-way, although much of its other street routing has changed.

Stations and stops

LocationStation/stopConnectionsNotes
Route 101 (Media branch)
Media Orange Street – State Street SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 110 Route 101 western terminus
Veterans Square – State Street
Olive Street – State Street
Jackson Street – State Street SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 118
Monroe Street – State Street
Edgemont Street – State Street
Manchester Avenue – State Street
Centro other car parking large.svg Providence Road Begin right-of-way and two-track operation
Formerly known as Bowling Green
Beatty Road
Springfield Centro other car parking large.svg Pine Ridge Tracks converge east of here
Paper Mill Road Serves Smedley Park
Centro other car parking large.svg Springfield Mall SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 107 , 109 , 110 Formerly known as Sproul Road
Thomson Avenue
Woodland Avenue Resume two-track operation east of here
Leamy Avenue
Saxer Avenue
Centro other car parking large.svg Springfield Road
Centro other car parking large.svg Scenic Road
Drexel Hill Centro other car parking large.svg Drexeline
Drexelbrook
Anderson Avenue
Aronimink
School Lane
Huey Avenue
Route 102 (Sharon Hill branch)
Sharon Hill Sharon HillChester Pike SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 114 , 115 Route 102 western terminus
Collingdale MacDade Boulevard – Woodlawn Avenue SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 113 Formerly known as Collingdale
Andrews Avenue – Woodlawn Avenue
Bartram Avenue – Woodlawn Avenue
North Street – Woodlawn AvenueTracks leave right-of-way and merge with Woodlawn Avenue north of here
Aldan Magnolia Avenue – Woodlawn Avenue
Providence Road – Woodlawn Avenue
Shisler Avenue – Woodlawn AvenueStation closed on March 15, 2010
Clifton Heights Clifton-Aldan – Woodlawn Avenue SEPTA.svg Aiga railtransportation 25.svg      Media/Elwyn Line Tracks transition onto Springfield Road
Springfield RoadTracks leave Springfield Road for right-of-way south of here
Penn Street
Baltimore Pike SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 109
Drexel Hill Creek Road Located in Indian Rock Park
Formerly known as Oakdale
Marshall Road
Drexel Manor
Garrettford
Routes 101 & 102 (Common section)
Drexel Hill Drexel Hill Junction SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 107 Also known as Shadeland Avenue
Routes 101 and 102 diverge west of here
Irvington Road Bypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Drexel Park Bypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Also called Fairfax Road
Upper Darby Lansdowne Avenue – Garrett Road SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 107 , 115
Congress Avenue – Garrett RoadBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Beverly Boulevard – Garrett Road & Bywood AvenueBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Formerly known as Beverly Hills
Hilltop Road – Garrett Road & Bywood AvenueBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Avon Road – Garrett Road & Bywood AvenueBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Formerly known as Bywood
Walnut Street – Garrett Road & Bywood AvenueBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Fairfield Avenue – Bywood AvenueBypassed by Route 101 rush hour express service
Tracks merge with street east of here
69th Street Transportation CenterMarket Street SEPTA.svg BSicon SUBWAY.svg MFL Market–Frankford Line, NHSL Norristown High Speed Line
SEPTA.svg Bus-logo.svg 21 , 30 , 65
SEPTA.svg BSicon BUS2.svg 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 120 , 123 , 126

Related Research Articles

SEPTA organization operating a transportation system in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus services for nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It also manages projects that maintain, replace and expand its infrastructure, facilities and vehicles.

69th Street Transportation Center Rapid transit station in Philadelphia

The 69th Street Transportation Center, also known as the 69th Street Terminal or 69th Street Station, is a SEPTA terminal in the Terminal Square section of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just outside the Philadelphia border. It is the other ground-level station on the Market Frankford Line besides Millbourne.

SEPTA subway–surface trolley lines

The SEPTA subway–surface trolley lines are a collection of five SEPTA trolley lines that operate on street-level tracks in West Philadelphia and Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and also underneath Market Street in Philadelphia's Center City. The lines, Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36, collectively operate on about 39.6 miles (63.7 km) of route.

Clifton–Aldan station SEPTA station in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania

Clifton–Aldan station is a SEPTA station in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. It serves the Media/Elwyn Line and is nearby the Clifton–Aldan station of the SEPTA Route 102 trolley. It is located at Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue and has a 110-space parking lot. In 2013, this station saw 351 boardings and 329 alightings on an average weekday.

Sharon Hill station (SEPTA Route 102) light rail station on SEPTA Route 102

Sharon Hill station is a SEPTA Route 102 trolley stop in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. The terminus of Route 102, the single track ends where it meets Chester Pike. Trolleys arriving at this station originate from 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The station has a shed with a roof where people can go inside when it is raining. It is also in walking distance of the Sharon Hill Regional Rail station which serves the Wilmington/Newark Line, however no direct connection exists between the two stations.

Pennsylvania Route 3 state highway in Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania Route 3 is a 24.3-mile (39.1 km) state highway located in the southeastern portion of Pennsylvania. The route connects U.S. Route 322 Business in West Chester with PA 611 in Philadelphia. The route begins in downtown West Chester and heads east out of town as a one-way pair of streets. Between West Chester and Upper Darby Township, PA 3 follows a four-lane divided highway known as West Chester Pike through suburban areas. Along this stretch, the route passes through Edgmont, Newtown Square, Broomall, and Havertown. The route has an interchange with Interstate 476 (I-476) between Broomall and Havertown. Upon reaching Upper Darby, PA 3 heads into Philadelphia along Market Street. In Philadelphia, the route follows multiple one-way pairs, running along Chestnut Street eastbound and Walnut Street westbound in West Philadelphia before heading into Center City Philadelphia along Market Street eastbound and John F. Kennedy Boulevard westbound and ending at Philadelphia City Hall.

SEPTA Route 104

Route 104 is a bus route operated by SEPTA between Upper Darby's 69th Street Transportation Center and the North Campus of West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Route 104 initially was a streetcar line which operated parallel to the West Chester Pike and was operated by the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company.

SEPTA City Transit Division surface routes Wikimedia list article

The City Transit Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates almost all of Philadelphia's public transit, including all 6 trolley, 3 trackless trolley and 70 bus lines within city limits. Some of the bordering municipalities are served by the City Transit division, despite not being part of the city. For example, Cheltenham Township has 13 city division routes and no Suburban Division ones. The City Transit division also operates the 400 Series routes which are designed to serve students attending schools in the city of Philadelphia.

SEPTA Suburban Division bus routes Wikimedia list article

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority operates or contracts operations of these routes serving points in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, with a few routes operating into the city of Philadelphia. The Suburban Transit Division is broken down into three districts: Victory, Frontier, and Contract Operations.

Drexel Hill Junction station SEPTA trolley station

Drexel Hill Junction is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line station in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is located near Hillcrest Road and Shadeland Avenue, and serves both Routes 101 and 102. Drexel Hill Junction is the last stop where Routes 101 and 102 share the same right-of-way.

Congress Avenue station SEPTA trolley station

Congress Avenue station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line stop in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. It is located at Garrett Road and Congress Avenue, and serves both Routes 101 and 102. Only local service is provided on both lines. The station is located on the north side of the terminus of the Congress Avenue intersection. It contains two platforms, but only one pre-fabricated shelter on the south side of the tracks.

Beverly Boulevard station SEPTA trolley station

Beverly Boulevard station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line station in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. It is officially located at Garrett Road and Bywood Avenue, but also includes Beverly Boulevard. The station serves both Routes 101 and 102. Only local service is provided on both lines. The station contains two platforms with plexiglass bus-type shelters on both sides of the tracks.

Fairfield Avenue station SEPTA trolley station

Fairfield Avenue station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line station in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. It is officially located at Fairfield Avenue and Terminal Square, but the intersection also includes Bywood Avenue, which is a one-way street running west along the lines until the Beverly Boulevard station. The stop serves both Routes 101 and 102. Only local service is provided on both lines. This station is the penultimate stop on the Media-Sharon Hill Trolleys before reaching the 69th Street Terminal. The Upper Darby Post Office can be found on the north side of the station. The parking lot adjacent to the station is privately owned serving mainly a church and an H Mart.

Garrettford station SEPTA trolley station

Garrettford station is a SEPTA Route 102 trolley stop in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is officially located at Edmonds Avenue and Garrett Road, however, the actual location is at the intersection of Edmonds Avenue, Jones Street and Mill Lane, which is south of Garrett Road. The trolley line crosses the aforementioned intersection at the southwest corner of Edmonds Avenue and Jones Street, to the northeast corner of Edmonds Avenue and Mill Lane.

SEPTA Route 103

SEPTA Route 103 is a bus route operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Route 103 runs between Ardmore and the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby. It began as a streetcar line in 1902, operated by the Ardmore and Llanerch Street Railway, then the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company until converted bus operation to December 1966. SEPTA acquired PSTC and assumed operations of the Red Arrow Lines in January 1970.

Irvington Road station SEPTA trolley station

Irvington Road station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line stop in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is officially located near Irvington and Hillcrest Roads, but in reality it is nearly halfway between Hillcrest and Garrett Roads on Irvington Road. It serves both Routes 101 and 102, and only local service is provided on both lines. Irvington Road is the next to last stop where Routes 101 and 102 share the same right-of-way.

Drexel Park station SEPTA trolley station

Drexel Park station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line stop in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is located on Fairfax Road between Hillcrest and Garrett Roads and serves both Routes 101 and 102. Only local service is provided on both lines.

Aronimink station SEPTA trolley station

Aronimink station is SEPTA Route 101 trolley stop in the Aronimink section of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is located on Burmont Road & Morgan Avenue, although SEPTA gives the address as being near that intersection. Aronimink is one of two stops for the Media-Sharon Hill Line that cross Burmont Road. The other is south of Garrett Road at Drexel Manor along the Sharon Hill trolley line.

SEPTA Route 6

SEPTA's Trolley Route 6, also known as the Ogontz Avenue Line is a former streetcar line and current bus route, operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

References

  1. "Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. May 2013. p. 42. Archived from the original (pdf) on September 22, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Demery, Leroy W. Jr. (November 2011). "U.S. Urban Rail Transit Lines Opened From 1980" (PDF). publictransit.us. pp. 37–40. Archived from the original (pdf) on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  3. "The history of trolley cars and routes in Philadelphia". SEPTA. June 1, 1974. p. 2. Retrieved June 11, 2014. An early city ordinance prescribed that all tracks were to have a gauge of 5' 2 14.
  4. Hilton, George W.; Due, John Fitzgerald (January 1, 2000). The Electric Interurban Railways in America. Stanford University Press. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  5. "101 and 102 Official map" . Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  6. "SEPTA Capital Improvements in Delaware County" (PDF). SEPTA. December 2007. p. 4. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  7. "Service Information". SEPTA . Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  8. "SEPTA Transit Network Lifeline Service Schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. April 2020. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  9. "Service Temporarily Suspended" (PDF). SEPTA . Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  10. "SEPTA – Spring 2012 Route Statistics" (PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  11. "Philadelphia Suburban Transit Routes". ChicagoRailFan.net.

Route map:

KML file (edithelp)
    KML is from Wikidata