The Philadelphia rails map shows all the railway stations and lines of Philadelphia trains. This railway map of Philadelphia will allow you to easily plan your route with the trains of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - USA. The Philadelphia rails map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The SEPTA Regional Rail system (reporting marks SEPA, SPAX) consists of commuter rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and its suburbs. Service on most lines runs from 5:30 AM to midnight. The core of the Regional Rail system is the Center City Commuter Connection composed of three Center City stations in the "tunnel" corridor: the above-ground upper level of 30th Street Station; and the underground Suburban Station; and Market East Station. All trains stop at these Center City stations, and most also stop at Temple University station on the campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia. Operations are handled by the SEPTA Railroad Division as its mentioned in Philadelphia rail map.
The 13 branches of SEPTA Regional Rail system can be divided into those originally owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), and those of the Reading Company (RDG) as its shown in Philadelphia rail map. Before the Center City Commuter Connection opened in November 1984, the Pennsylvania Railroad commuter lines and the Reading commuter lines were two completely separate railroads. Each had a separate Center City terminal, with the PRR lines terminating at Suburban Station, while the RDG lines terminated at Reading Terminal. Reading Terminal was replaced by Market East Station, which is part of the Center City Commuter Connection and sits partially under the former Reading Terminal. The Center City Commuter Connection united the two systems by turning the two terminal stations into through-stations, resulting in a more efficient system with most inbound trains from one line continuing on as outbound trains on another line.
There are 13 lines in the Regional Rail system, with seven on the former PRR side and six on the former RDG side as you can see in Philadelphia rail map. Prior to July 25, 2010, each PRR line was paired with a RDG branch and numbered from R1 to R8, except for R4, so that one route number described two lines, one on the PRR side and one on the RDG side. This was found to be less beneficial than originally thought, especially for newer riders, as finding which train, as one had to remember the terminus or direction in addition to the R-number. Along with changes in train dispatching that lead to fewer trains following both sides of the same route, SEPTA decided to drop the R-number route designators. The color-coded designations for each route were also eliminated. There are 153 active stations on the Regional Rail system (as of 2006), of which 51 are in the city of Philadelphia, 41 are in Montgomery County, 29 are in Delaware County, 16 are in Bucks County, 10 are in Chester County, and six are outside the state of Pennsylvania.