Market-Frankford Subway line has many names. It is often called the blue line, because it's always drawn in blue on all SEPTA
maps. The stations are also done with a blue and while decor, and the signs indicating an entrance to the station are written in blue. It is also known as the "EL" or "Market-Frankford EL", short for "elevated train" because it runs above ground in West Philadelphia
Stops on the MFL (From West to East)
- 69th Street Terminal- Transfer to 100 High Speed Line.
69th street is a semi-safe, semi-enjoyable place to go. It features the The Tower Theatre and a pretty large movie theater (United Artists 69th Street). There are also shops along 69th Street, but I've never been in them. It's a decent place to see a movie or show, just don't go alone at night.
- 63rd Street
- 60th Street
- 56th Street
- 52nd Street
- 46th Street- There's a KFC here. The cashiers are behind really thick glass. That should tell you something.
- 40th Street
Walk a couple blocks south of 40th Street station and you'll come upon Tandoor India, a very highly rated and respected Indian food restaurant. Just south of that at 40th & Walnut streets, there's the Fresh Grocer, a 24-hour a day grocery store/restaurant/coffee shop. In addition, there's the new Bridge: cinema de lux right on the other side of Walnut. 40th street serves as the western boundary of University City and of the University of Pennsylvania campus.
- 34th Street
Get of here if you're going to Drexel University or the University Science Center.
- 30th Street- Amtrak/Regional Rail/Trolley
Across Market Street from the Amtrak station is the main post office of Philadelphia. It's open 24/7 for your convenience. If you're in a rush to get a letter out, drop it off here and save a couple days. 30th Street is the eastern border of University City and of Drexel University's campus.
- 15th Street- City Hall / Broad Street (Orange)-SEPTA Suburban Station
The heart of center city. You haven't seen Philadelphia until you've walked through the center of City Hall (it has openings on all four sides and has a center courtyard). Also right outside this station is Centre Square featuring a giant paper clip sculpture, and also a ton of office buildings.
- 13th Street- Trolley- SEPTA customer service.
- 11th Street
Stop for the Philadelphia Convention Center and for The Gallery, a fairly large, four story shopping mall.
- 8th Street.
Access to SEPTA Market East Station. Also you can catch a greyhound bus right across Arch street. Walk a few more blocks north, and you'll see Philadelphia's chinatown.
- 5th Street- Independence Hall
- 2nd Street.
Outside this station, you'll find Penn's Landing and Philadelphia's Olde City. There are a ton of bars and other food establishments between 3rd & Market and Front & Spruce Street. A great place to go for an evening with the lady.
- Spring Garden (500 N.)
The closest stop to Northern Columbus Boulevard, including Club Egypt and Go Vertical! where you can rock-climb while staying within the Philadelphia city limits.
- Girard (1200 N.)
- Berks (1900 N.)
- York-Dauphin (2300 N.)
- Huntingdon (2600 N.)
- Somerset (2700 N.)
- Allegheny (3200 N.)
- Tioga (3500 N.)
- Erie- Torresdale (3900 N.)
- Church (4300 N.)
- Margaret- Orthodox (4700 N.)
- Frankford Terminal
Catch a bus here if you're going to Northeast Philly. If you're going anywhere in that area, most likely the bus leaves from Frankford Terminal.