History[ edit ] Philadelphia to Camden[ edit ] The modern-day PATCO Speedline follows the route of several historical mainline railroad lines, some dating back to the 19th century. These railroads all terminated in Camden, where passengers could catch ferries across the Delaware River to Philadelphia. Early in the 20th century, the idea of a fixed Delaware River crossing connecting Camden and Philadelphia gained traction, and in , the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey formed the Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission to build a bridge between the two cities. Construction of the rail line did not actually begin until , and the Bridge Line opened on June 7,
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The oldest bridges were built and operated by private companies, and were initially wooden until the advent of iron and steel bridges. The Market Street Bridge , opened in ,  was the first permanent bridge across the Schuylkill River. West Philadelphia has many bridges spanning across the Schuylkill River, including three expressways. University City is connected to Center City by five surface roads. Pedestrians and bicycling[ edit ] Pedestrians walking along Elfreth's Alley , one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the country This section needs expansion.
Thirty-six percent of Amtrak's named long-distance trains arrived at their scheduled final destination on time or earlier in the week ending Febr. The remaining trains, on average, arrived one hour and 50 minutes late. A SunRail train struck and killed a man who was standing on the railroad tracks early Febr.