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Identifier: streetrailwayj261905newy (find matches)
Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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Street on 30 sec. headway during the rush hours, and inasmuchas the maximum length of car has been reached, the present lineson this street can no longer be relied upon to meet the future in-crease in traffic, nor for that matter to fill the present demands. In 1901 the State Legislature passed an act sanctioning theincorporation of elevated and subway rapid transit companies, in 1902 the Councils authorized the building of a subway onMarket Street east of the Schuylkill River, this subway to takethe place of the elevated road on Market Street as contemplatedin the original franchises. In October, 1902, the charter wasamended to provide for the construction of a loop subway fromCity Hall south on Broad Street to Walnut Street, thence east STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. (Vol. XXVI. No. 13.
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on Walnut Street toFifth Street, thencenorth on Fifth Streetto Arch Street, thencewest on Arch Streetto Broad Street,thence south onBroad Street to Fil-bert Street, thence onBroad Street south toCity Hall. All of these fran-chises were subse-quently acquired bythe PhiladelphiaRapid Transit Com-pany, and a broadscheme for givinggenuine rapid transitfacilities in conjunc-tion with the existingsurface lines wasformulated. Anxious not onlyto demonstrate thefeasibility of the plansunder discussion, butalso to afford themuch needed relieffor the badly congest-ed lines, the companydecided to build thefirst section of therapid transit route inWest Market Street,commencing as asubway at the westside of the City Hallin front of the Penn-sylvania RailroadBroad Street Stationand running underMarket Street duewest to the Schuyl-kill River, thence bya bridge over theriver and continuingas an elevated struc-ture on Market Streetto Sixty-Third Street.The line will pri-marily serve the new-er sections

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  • booksubject:Transportation
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