Join Harry Kyriakodis, local author, historian and regular Hidden City Daily contributor, for this two-and-a-half to three hour walking expedition through Philadelphia’s transit system. Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley (token provided) to 19th St. From the Comcast tower lobby descend into an underground concourse network to The Gallery, before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel.
Along the way, get acquainted with the Market Street Subway, the Subway-Surface lines, the Broad Street Subway, the Commuter Rail Tunnel, and old Reading Terminal, plus related historic preservation and urban renewal efforts. Of course, Harry will talk about what is (or was) above ground, too—stately 30th Street Station, the infamous “Chinese Wall,” and Furness’s gothic Broad Street Station, the largest passenger terminal in the world for the largest railroad in the world, the mighty Pennsy.
Ask questions! Get answers! Meet at the North Arcade inside 30th Street Station, behind the Amtrak service desk, at the Progress of Transportation mural.