North Philadelphia extension - Option B
This proposal is an upgraded version of Option A, featuring more extensive grade separation and a larger geographic scope. Option B replaces the proposed streetcar operation on 29th Street, between Pennsylvania and Hunting Park Avenues, with a subway. On this segment (Girard to Allegheny), station locations would mimic those of the Broad Street Line.
It is also proposed to utilize the former Pennsylvania Railroad Fort Washington branch between the Chestnut Hill West Line and the intersection of Waverly Road and West Cheltenham Avenue in Montgomery County. All station are located at the intersection of the roadway and the rail right-of-way. The proposed stations along the dedicated right-of-way segment include:
Germantown Avenue - Elevated
Stenton Avenue – Below grade
Queen Street – Below grade.
West Cheltenham Avenue – At grade on south side of the road.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Church Road (PA 73)
Limekiln Pike (PA 132)
Between West Philadelphia and Allegheny
Headway = 3 minutes
Between Allegheny and Allen Lane
Between Allegheny and Ontario Loop
Headway = 6 minutes
Between Allen Lane and Chestnut Hill West
Between Allen Lane and Glenside
Headway = 12 minutes
Option A Zoo service alternative is eliminated.