A new city, a whole new transit system! From my home base at the University of Pennsylvania, I’ll be reviewing every bus route and train station on the sprawling SEPTA.

*Full Disclosure: I volunteer on the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council, but all opinions on this blog are my own.

Recent Posts from Miles on SEPTA

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Haverford

Haverford

This station has an almost...enigmatic feel to it. When you're inside it, it's like being inside this mysterious place that appeared out of nowhere and hasn't been changed in years. Such is the nature of the Haverford Regional Rail station. One of the station's...

K (Ridge-Midvale to Arrott Transportation Center)

K (Ridge-Midvale to Arrott Transportation Center)

The K really is an odd duck in the SEPTA canon. Forming almost an upside-down U, this route is a crosstown across North Philadelphia that completely overshoots the Broad Street Line, running through some of the northernmost reaches of the city. Despite that, it...

Girard (BSL)

Girard (BSL)

I reported this to SEPTA, so it isn't an issue anymore, but the station page for the Girard Broad Street Line station showed a map of the Girard Market Frankford Line station! See, this is why you don't give your stations the same name, because stuff like this...

7 (Pier 70 to 33rd-Dauphin)

7 (Pier 70 to 33rd-Dauphin)

Oof, this might be one of SEPTA's most beastly City Transit routes. It doesn't get much crazier than taking a convoluted path from North Philly down into Center City, onward to South Philly, across to the other side of town, and then back up to serve the South Philly...

54 (Richmond-Cambria to 33rd-Dauphin)

54 (Richmond-Cambria to 33rd-Dauphin)

For a relatively simple and relatively short North Philadelphia crosstown, my 54 sure did get packed. I guess we'll find out at the end if that's normal or not... The bus making its way down narrow Cambria Street. I got on an eastbound bus a few blocks from the end of...

15 (63rd-Girard to Richmond-Westmoreland)

15 (63rd-Girard to Richmond-Westmoreland)

Yeah, yeah, save the comments. I'm, what, six days late? I mean, technically five days, if you count the fact that a 15 trolley ran at, like, 12:30 AM on Saturday, thus allowing SEPTA to claim that they ran that day and service was "officially" ending Sunday. Thanks...

Stadium (NHSL)

Stadium (NHSL)

For our first review on the wild and wacky Norristown High Speed Line (I'm shocked it's taken this long to do one), let's take a look at the newly-renovated Stadium Station! Opened on January 13th (four days ago), the station still has some construction going on, but...

Bridesburg

Bridesburg

Yikes, SEPTA, I'm really sorry for covering some of your worst stations in such a short succession. And despite having just witnessed North Philadelphia's "apocalyptic decrepitude", Bridesburg still managed to give me a shock when I stepped off an outbound train here....

The Longest Bus Ride in America

The Longest Bus Ride in America

My friend Nathan and I have just completed (well, sorta - read more to find out) the longest bus ride in America: Greyhound Schedule 1675 from New York City to Los Angeles. We live-Tweeted the whole thing, and it is truly an experience. From the highest highs (the...