A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. Dual side platform stations, one for each direction of travel, is the basic station design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track. In some stations, the two side platforms are connected by a footbridge running above and over the tracks. While a pair of side platforms is provided on a dual-track line, a single side platform is sufficient for a single-track line. Where the station is close to a level crossing the platforms may either be on the same side of the crossing road or alternatively may be staggered in one of two ways. With the'near-side platforms' configuration, each platform appears before the intersection and with'far-side platforms' they are positioned after the intersection. In some situations a single side platform can be served by multiple vehicles with a scissors crossing provided to allow access mid-way along its length.
Most stations with two side platforms have an'Up' platform, used by trains heading towards the primary destination of the line, with the other platform being the'Down' platform which takes trains heading the opposite way. The main facilities of the station are located on the'Up' platform with the other platform accessed from a footbridge, subway or a track crossing. However, in many cases the station's main buildings are located on whichever side faces the town or village the station serves. Larger stations may have two side platforms with several island platforms in between; some are in a Spanish solution format, with two side platforms and an island platform in between, serving two tracks. Island platform Split platform
Irvington Road station
Irvington Road station is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line stop in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is located near Irvington and Hillcrest Roads, but in reality it is nearly halfway between Hillcrest and Garrett Roads on Irvington Road, it serves both Routes 101 and 102, only local service is provided on both lines. Irvington Road is the next to last stop where 102 share the same right-of-way. Trolleys arriving at this station travel between 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby and either Orange Street in Media, Pennsylvania for the Route 101 line, or Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania for the Route 102 line; the station provides platforms with a bench, but no shelters, unlike the nearby Drexel Hill Junction. Because the stop is in a residential area, there is no parking available. SEPTA - Irvington Road MSHL Station SEPTA Route 101/102 Irvington Road Station from Irvington Road entrance from Google Maps Street View
Elwyn station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Media, Pennsylvania. It is the southern terminus of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line. In 2013, this station saw 496 alightings on an average weekday. Service continued west to West Chester station, but was suspended on September 1986 due to poor track conditions. Plans by SEPTA to restore service as far west as Wawa station have yet to be fulfilled. In 2009, SEPTA added an additional 90 parking spaces to Elwyn station. Prior to being named Elwyn, the station was known as Greenwood. Elwyn has two low-level side platforms with a connecting pathway across the tracks. Elwyn Station Station from Google Maps Street View
Archbishop Prendergast High School
Archbishop Prendergast High School was an all-girl Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It has been renamed, it is located in Pennsylvania. The school is referred to by its nickname, "Prendie"; the school operates in a landmark building that served as St. Vincent Orphanage; the school mascot is a panda bear. In September 2005, Bugh the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Prendergast High School and the neighboring school for boys, Monsignor Bonner, would begin operating under one administration beginning in July 2006. Bonner's president, Rev. Augustine M. Esposito, O. S. A. Ph. D. was appointed President of the new co-institutional Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast. The Principal of Archbishop Prendergast High School, Mary Haley Berner, herself an alumna of Prendergast, was named the first Principal of the co-institutional school in January 2006; the tract of land upon which Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High Schools were built was owned by Christopher Fallon, who constructed an impressive octagonal mansion on the site in 1850.
The house was named "Runnymede" after the Fallon family seat in Roscommon County in Ireland. In 1882, the unusual building was purchased by Colonel Anthony J. Drexel; the mansion stood on what was at that time called the hill of Drexel, the surrounding area became known as Drexel Hill. In 1908, the mansion burned to the ground with only the gatehouse, which had served as servants' quarters, remaining. In 1917, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia purchased the 33 acres for $57,000 and the Ordinary, Archbishop Edmond Francis Prendergast, announced the construction of an orphanage for five hundred orphans to be operated by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the orphanage replaced. It was named St. Vincent's Orphanage. Paul Monaghan was employed as architect and commissioned to build "one of the finest buildings in the diocese." Work on the project was slowed by the war, Archbishop Prendergast died before the work was completed. On May 9, 1920 the dedication took place. 40,000 people, accompanied by bands and musicians, walked from 69th Street to the dedication.
Another 20,000 walked from the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Lansdowne, 65,000 more arrived by motorcar or by trolley from 69th Street. Archbishop Dennis Dougherty and Governor Sproul spoke to the 125,000 well-wishers gathered on the front lawn and along Garrett Road. St. Vincent's functioned as an orphanage for over 30 years. By 1952, the number of children needing care had dwindled, the Most Reverend John F. O'Hara decided to move the remaining orphans to a smaller building in Saint David's and convert the facility into Archbishop Prendergast High School for Boys, to meet the increasing demand for a Catholic high school in the expanding western suburbs. Three years the Archdiocese constructed a new building on the same tract and named it Monsignor Bonner High School in memory of Reverend John J. Bonner, the former diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Bonner became a school for boys and Prendergast was designated as a school for girls. In September 2005, the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced a restructuring under which both schools would operate under one administration, beginning on July 1, 2006.
Bonner's president was appointed president of the new co-institutional Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. The Principal of neighboring Archbishop Prendergast High School, Mary Haley Berner, was named Principal of the co-institutional school in January 2006. On January 6, 2012, the Archdiocese announced that both Archbishop Prendergast High School and Monsignor Bonner High School would close in June 2012, along with three other Philadelphia Catholic High Schools and 44 Catholic elementary schools as part of the 2012 Archdiocese of Philadelphia school closings. On Friday, February 24, 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Prendergast High School and Monsignor Bonner High School were to remain open as a merged co-educational high school due to immense support from alumni and the surrounding community. Daughters true are we to Christ our King So in faith. In us traditions live, we eagerly display The colors that we raise aloft, the gray. Loyalty, devotion fill us everyone Purity of Mary.
In our God and country, let us exult, Neath freedom's shield advance. With His strength and teachings guiding the result Alma Mater fair enhance! To freedom's aid attend in fray, his sovereign blessings fall upon the garnet and the gray! May we, Alma Mater, faithful be to you As we tread life's pathways in thy radiance true, "Ut sim fidelis," our motto we renew. Cheri Oteri - Comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member. Class of 1980 Monica Horan - American Actress starred in Everybody Loves. Class of 1980 Official website
A mobile office is an office built within a truck, trailer or purpose built shipping container. Most common are towable offices built on an axled iron frame for easy relocation. Mobile field offices are found on construction sites, or at disaster scenes where a temporary office space is needed. Mobile offices in North America feature a single phase split electric service, connected to a nearby source of power, to run small window-unit air conditioners, the like. There are many types of companies that sell, rent new and used storage containers, portable buildings or modular buildings; this type of construction shortens the construction period as the building can be built in a factory in as little as six weeks and the site and utility work can be done in conjunction with the construction of the building. The term "mobile office" is used for the workspace of salespeople or similar, working out of their company office, they are equipped with a portable computer and connect to the company servers and Intranet via mobile phones, WiFi or via fixed connections in cybercafes and airports.
They like to use Personal Information Managers Because they must carry their equipment, mobile office workers push for miniaturization of devices. Mobile home Virtual office
Tower Theater (Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania)
The Tower Theater has been a popular venue for music acts since the 1970s. In 2018 the Tower Theater was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine. Known for its acoustic properties, the venue has been used for recording live albums by many bands, it is a theater located in the Terminal Square section of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania at the intersection of 69th and Ludlow Streets. It is just west of Philadelphia; the Tower Theater, built in 1927, was opened a year by John H. McClatchy, as one of Upper Darby Township's first movie houses. Located just outside the city limits of Philadelphia, the theater thrived in the busy area, once the most traveled route to Center City from the west. In its early years, Tower Theater showed both vaudeville movies. By the 1970s, the Tower had fallen on hard times, it was owned by the A. M. Ellis showed third-run movies for a $1 admission. In 1972, after refurbishing the theater from a severe fire, Midnight Sun Concerts from northern New Jersey, promoted its first concert at the Tower, Dave Mason and Buzzy Linhart, a sold out show, on June 14.
Reviewer Jonathan Takiff of the Philadelphia Daily News announced in the next day's paper that "Philly Finally Has its Fillmore", making reference to New York's famed Fillmore East. Midnight Sun's president, Rick Green, his stage manager, Upper Darby native Billy Stevenson, were instrumental in adapting the Tower for this role. For the next three or more years, Midnight Sun's Tower concerts became the stuff of local legend; the Tower introduced America to David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars in 1972, as well as the then-unknown Genesis with Peter Gabriel that same year. In September 1974, Bruce Springsteen – who had an early and long-lived fan base in Philadelphia – introduced the world to his new E Street Band, with Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan, at the Tower Theater, it was the first time in his career. He returned in early November for two sold-out shows. Other regular Midnight Sun headliners at the Tower included Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Steve Miller, various editions of the Jerry Garcia/Merle Saunders band.
David Bowie repaid his Philly fans by recording his David Live album during a long run of shows at the Tower. The Average White Band's live album, Person to Person, was recorded at the Tower with Atlantic Records' Arif Mardin in the production truck behind the theater. Metal acts Anthrax and Helloween performed at the theater during the Headbangers Ball Tour in 1989, it was not unusual at a Tower show to observe the following rock journalists huddling together during the intermission and comparing notes: David Fricke, Matt Damsker, Bill Mandel, Jon Takiff, John David Kalodner, together with Ed Sciaky and Michael Tearson from the city's progressive rock radio station WMMR. Bowie and Genesis' Phil Collins would subsequently mention their Tower shows as being instrumental in introducing them to an American audience. In late 1975, the owners informed Midnight Sun that they were selling the theater to the promoter's much larger competitor, Electric Factory Concerts; the final Midnight Sun produced show at the Tower was 10cc, the British pop quartet, with Rory Gallagher opening, on December 5, 1975.
A well-regarded 1980 showcase at the theater became the source for the video Paul Simon in Concert, re-released in 2003 as Live at the Tower Theatre. The Tower Theater happened to be a popular venue for Berliner's Tangerine Dream since they played here four times on their North American tours. Dates included April 6, 1977. Legendary artist Prince performed at the Tower Theater on two occasions: March 13, 1982 and January 7, 1997. A concert by Jethro Tull on November 25, 1987 was recorded for broadcast by the King Biscuit Flower Hour. On November 10, 1988, a performance by Pat Benatar was recorded by Westwood One for the "Superstar Concert Series." By the 2000s the theater continued to be active, filling much the same role in the concert hierarchy as the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The theater operates under the Live Nation/Electric Factory Concerts name. House Of Blues The Met Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Official website Glide Magazine profile of theater Seating charts, photos inside the theater and info
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, electric trolleybus services for nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It manages projects that maintain and expand its infrastructure and vehicles. SEPTA is the major transit provider for Philadelphia and the counties of Delaware, Montgomery and Chester, it is a state-created authority, with the majority of its board appointed by the five Pennsylvania counties it serves. While several SEPTA commuter rail lines terminate in the nearby states of Delaware and New Jersey, additional service to Philadelphia from those states is provided by other agencies: the PATCO Speedline from Camden County, New Jersey is run by the Delaware River Port Authority, a bi-state agency. SEPTA has the 6th-largest U. S. rapid transit system by ridership, the 5th largest overall transit system, with about 306.9 million annual unlinked trips.
It controls 290 active stations, over 450 miles of track, 2,295 revenue vehicles, 196 routes. It oversees shared-ride services in Philadelphia and ADA services across the region, which are operated by third-party contractors. SEPTA is one of only two U. S. transit authorities that operates all of the five major types of terrestrial transit vehicles: regional rail trains, "heavy" rapid transit trains, light rail vehicles and motorbuses. SEPTA's headquarters are at 1234 Market Street in Philadelphia. SEPTA was created by the Pennsylvania legislature on August 17, 1963, to coordinate government subsidies to various transit and railroad companies in southeastern Pennsylvania, it commenced on February 18, 1964. On November 1, 1965, SEPTA absorbed two predecessor agencies: The Passenger Service Improvement Corporation, created January 20, 1960 to work with the Reading Company and Pennsylvania Railroad to improve commuter rail service and help the railroads maintain otherwise unprofitable passenger rail service.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact, created September 8, 1961 by the City of Philadelphia and the Counties of Montgomery and Chester to coordinate regional transport issues. By 1966, the Reading Company and Pennsylvania Railroad commuter railroad lines were operated under contract to SEPTA. On February 1, 1968, the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with the New York Central railroad to become Penn Central, only to file for bankruptcy on June 21, 1970. Penn Central continued to operate in bankruptcy until 1976, when Conrail took over its assets along with those of several other bankrupt railroads, including the Reading Company. Conrail operated commuter services under contract to SEPTA until January 1, 1983, when SEPTA took over operations and acquired track, rolling stock, other assets to form the Railroad Division. Like New York's Second Avenue Subway, the original proposal for the Roosevelt Boulevard Subway dates to 1913, but construction has remained elusive. Instead, after completing the Frankford Elevated, transit service in and around the city stagnated until the early 2000s.
On September 30, 1968, SEPTA acquired the Philadelphia Transportation Company, which operated a citywide system of bus and trackless trolley routes, the Market–Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line and the Delaware River Bridge Line which became SEPTA's City Transit Division. The PTC had been created in 1940 with the merger of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company and a group of smaller independent transit companies operating within the city and its environs. On January 30, 1970, SEPTA acquired the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company known as the Red Arrow Lines, which included the Philadelphia and Western Railroad route now called the Norristown High Speed Line, the Media and Sharon Hill Lines and several suburban bus routes in Delaware County. Today, this is the Victory Division. On March 1, 1976, SEPTA acquired the transit operations of Schuylkill Valley Lines, today the Frontier Division. Meanwhile, SEPTA began to take over the Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Company commuter trains.
SEPTA sought to consolidate the formerly-competing services, leading to severe cutbacks in the mid-1980s. Subsequent proposals have been made to restore service to Allentown, West Chester and Newtown, with support from commuters, local officials and pro-train advocates. SEPTA's planning department focused on the Schuylkill Valley Metro, a "cross-county metro" that would re-establish service to Phoenixville and Reading without requiring the rider to go into Philadelphia. However, ridership projections were dubious, the FRA refused to fund the project. Many derelict lines under SEPTA ownership have been converted to rail trails, postponing any restoration proposals for the foreseeable future. Proposals have been made for increased service on existing lines, including evenings and Sundays to Wilmington and Newark in Delaware. Maryland's MARC commuter rail system is considering extending its service as far as Newark, which would allow passengers to connect directly between SEPTA and MARC. Other recent proposals have focused on extending and enhancing SEPTA's other tra