40th Street (SEPTA Subway–Surface Trolley station)

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40th Street
SEPTA tram station
SEPTA K-Car Subway Surface.jpg
Route 36 trolley at the 40th Street portal
Station statistics
Address Near 40th Street, Woodland Avenue and Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′58″N 75°12′12″W / 39.9495°N 75.2033°W / 39.9495; -75.2033Coordinates: 39°56′58″N 75°12′12″W / 39.9495°N 75.2033°W / 39.9495; -75.2033
Platforms 3 side platforms
Tracks 8
Other information
Opened 1955
Electrified Overhead lines
Owned by SEPTA
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Subway–Surface Trolleys
toward 13th Street
toward Darby
Subway–Surface Trolleys
Subway–Surface Trolleys
Subway–Surface Trolleys

40th Street is a SEPTA Subway-Surface Lines trolley station. At this station, known as the 40th Street Portal, four of the five Subway-Surface Lines enter the Woodland Avenue subway tunnel after running on the street in Southwest Philadelphia and nearby suburbs. Eastbound trolleys run in the tunnel under the nearby campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University to Center City Philadelphia. Westbound trolleys travel to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Eastwick and Angora and the Delaware County suburbs of Yeadon and Darby.

The station is above ground at the entrance to the tunnel. When the tunnel is closed, trolleys are re-routed along 42nd Street to intersect with the 40th Street station of the Market-Frankford Line.

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