Transportation in the Philadelphia area
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Philadelphia is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), providing rail, subway, trolley, bus, and trackless trolley service in Philadelphia and it's metro area.
- SEPTA's home page, for schedules, fare information and travel advisories.
- Quick useful links:
- TrainView shows real time status of all trains on the Regional Rail system
- Bus schedules
- Subway schedules and the Norristown High Speed Line
- Trolley schedules
- Regional Rail schedules
- Regional Rail & Rail Transit Map
- Online comment/complain form
- Reports, including (often) up to date ridership statistics, budgets, and board reports.
- SEPTA's Twitter feed is the best way to follow any service delays, disruptions, and detours.
- iSepta provides a quick and easy way to find the next Regional Rail train coming.
-  provides a simple and fast way to look at schedules for trains, subways, buses and trolleys.
- A bit of history about the massive transit concourse beneath Center City.
Other transit agencies serving Philadelphia or the region
- NJ Transit operates buses between Philadelphia and New Jersey, as well as service throughout New Jersey.
- PATCO, operated by the DRPA, provides high speed rail service between Center City Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.
- Amtrak operates intercity rail from 30th Street Station.
- Megabus and Bolt Bus operate low price, direct bus service to New York City from 30th Street Station. Megabus also offers service to other cities.
- Greyhound and Peter Pan operate intercity bus service from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th & Filbert streets.
- The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society Has lots of great information about Philadelphia's rail history (click on the old logos towards the bottom of the page) and has many pictures of the current system in action in their Picture of the Week section.
- Philadelphia Transit Vehicles has many photos and a detailed roster of SEPTA's fleet.