The study investigated current transit service and usage patterns. Results revealed the need for improved transit access west of 18th Street. Several alternative transit improvement proposals were developed to meet this need. After a two-stage analysis of the various transit proposals, the Study concluded that a new rapid transit station should be built to serve Market Street West on the Market/Frankford Line between the existing stations at 15th and 30th Streets. Various improvements to the subway-surface system, which is the only rail line that now penetrates the portion of the Study Area west of 18th Street, were also recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Philadelphia Dept. of Public Property, PA. Prepared in cooperation with Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd, Philadelphia, PA., and Urban Engineers, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simpson and Curtin, Incorporated

    1405 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19102

    Philadelphia Department of Public Property

    Philadelphia, PA  United States 

    Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd

    1737 Chestnut
    Philadelphia, PA  United States 

    Urban Engineers, Incorporated

    19th and Delancey Place
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19103
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0050-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM