Joanne, Home Buyer in Narberth, PA

How is public transportation to Center City from Drexel Hill?

Asked by Joanne, Narberth, PA Wed Aug 13, 2008

My husband and I are thinking of moving to the Drexel Hill area but I work in Center City and wanted to know what public transportation options are there such as the train. I've heard of the trolley but I'm worried that it makes stops in bad neighborhoods. What others cities around there that are safe should I look into? By the way my husband works in Narberth.

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Joanne,

Tom is wrong. The two trolley lines in Drexel Hill were not part of the P&W. The P&W is the current Route 100 running from 69th St. to Norristown. The lines through Drexel Hill were part of the Red Arrow Lines and are now the Route 101 from 69th to Media and Route 102 from 69th to Sharon Hill. Both offer convenient and quick access to Center City. Additionally, Upper Darby is served by commuter rail stops along Septa's R-3 Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line.
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I have sold real estate in Drexel Hill for thirty years..and owned a home there for 20 years. You can get just about anywhere you want to go with ease, from Drexel Hill. There are what used to be called the P&W rail (for Philadelphia and West)...two different lines..that run through Drexel Hill into Sixty-ninth street. From there you take the elevated train into CC or University City. There is also the option of a 5 minute drive to Lansdowne to get the R-3 train into CC. If you live in the upper part of Drexel Hill near Township Line, you can also drive about 7-10 minutes to the Wynnewood train station for the R-5. All lines, including the P&W(high speed trollet line) have express times, not stopping at all stops along the way. There are also buses throughout Drexel Hill, but most commuters use the other options, for CC. Narberth is not much further than Wynnewood and would be a short commute.
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That part of Delco is GREAT for commuters. As youve read from other people the Rt 101 and Rt 102 Trolley will get you into 69th Street. From there you can go many directions and your husband can hop the Rt 100 high speed Norristown train which I believe has a stop very very close to Narberth. For him though, its actually probably better and faster to drive to Narberth. There are enough back roads from that area up to Narberth. Waiting for 2 trains each day may not be worth it when he is so close
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I work at Commerce Square, 20th & Market. Commute time from Drexel Hill averages less than 35minutes. Safety on the suburban trolleys (Rt 101 &102) is not a concern; the Market-Frankford line is also very safe and reliable. We have our own house currently listed for sale that you might want to consider (MLS #5347208). The only reason we have for leaving this convenient, walkable location is my wife's hour-long commute, by car. BTW, Lansdowne station on the R3 (SEPTA Regional Rail) is a 15minute walk from southern Drexel Hill.
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Hi
My wifes family live in Drexel hill, my wife used to take the trolly into center city when she was thirteen. We have not heard of any bad situation on this line. I take my children on the trolly frequently.
You can get the trolly from Drexel hill to 69th street and change to the L for center city, or other good areas that are easy for a commute are Upper Darby, Narberth, Ardmore, Wynwood. These areas use the R5/R6 which is straight to center city.
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