Elmwood Carhouse (SEPTA station)

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Elmwood Carhouse
SEPTA tram station
SEPTA LRVs at the maintenance facility, 1993.jpg
Station statistics
Address Seventy-third Street & Elmwood Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′53″N 75°14′36″W / 39.914633°N 75.243275°W / 39.914633; -75.243275Coordinates: 39°54′53″N 75°14′36″W / 39.914633°N 75.243275°W / 39.914633; -75.243275
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Buses
Other information
Electrified Overhead lines
Owned by SEPTA
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Terminus
Subway–Surface Trolleys
toward 13th Street

The Elmwood Carhouse, also known as Elmwood Loop and Elmwood Avenue Loop, is a storage facility and alternate terminus for the SEPTA Route 36 Subway-Surface Trolley Line, in the Elmwood Park section of Southwest Philadelphia. Besides cars from Route 36, the facility is used to store and maintain cars from SEPTA Routes 11, 13, and 34.

Its official address is at 73rd Street and Elmwood Avenue, but the yard stretches southwest to Island Road and north to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line. Trolleys run from here to Eastwick Loop or to Center City Philadelphia. It is also used by railfans during the annual "OcTrolleyfest" sponsored by the Darby Borough Historic Commission.[1]

A decorative arch bridge carries the NEC/Wilmington/Newark Line right-of-way over Island Road and the trolley tracks between Routes 11 and 36. Between the Eastwick Loop and the Elmwood Carhouse, the trolleys have their own right-of-way for a short period in the middle of Island Road where the tracks are not on a paved street and where you can see the wooden ties. There are a series of unnamed stations on that portion of the line.

Outside the yard, there are connections to SEPTA Suburban Bus Route 108.

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