On some days, for all of us, it seems like the most crowded SEPTA route is “my route.” The Philadelphia Business Journal released this week a list of the 25 busiest SEPTA lines. Is yours on the list? Should it be?
On some days, for all of us, it seems like the most crowded SEPTA route is “my route.” Such is the nature of public transportation in the big city. We love it, we hate it; we need it. And we love to complain about it.
Now, thanks to the Philadelphia Business Journal, we have an idea of how much we actually deserve to complain.
The Journal released this week a list of the 25 busiest SEPTA lines, including bus, trolley, subway and regional rail services. The top five, starting with the busiest:
3. Route 23 bus, from Chestnut Hill to South Philadelphia
4. Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line to Center City
5. Route 18 bus, from Cedarbrook to Lawndale and Fox Chase
Also listed among the 25 worst routes is the route 47 bus, from Olney to South Philadelphia; the 34 trolley, from Angora to Center City; the 52 bus between Wynnefield/Bala Cynwyd and Kingsessing; the 11 trolley, from Darby to Center City; the “route C” bus (now operating as new routes 4 and 16), from Center City and South Philadelphia to Fern Rock and West Oak Lane; and the 60 bus, between Port Richmond and East Falls.
Commuters’ complaints are well spaced throughout the city, it would seem. What’s the worst you’ve seen on a bus, trolley, subway or train?