Schuylkill Valley Transit Company
Streetcar service connecting Norristown to Chestnut Hill, Conshohocken, Swedeland, Collegeville, Pottstown and Boyertown.
Lehigh Valley Transit Company
High-Speed trolley service to Lansdale and Allentown, with local trolley service to intermediate stops, such as Washington Square, Center Square, Normandy Farms, and West Point
High-Speed transit cars to Upper Darby. Riders transfer at 69th Street to Market St. Elevated for service to center city Philadelphia
Click here to access a map showing the network of trolley lines that once ran in Montgomery County.
This map shows Norristown's once-extensive trolley network. The blue
lines of the RT&L / Schuylkill Valley Traction Company were
abandoned in 1933. The red line -- the
Lehigh Valley Transit Company's Liberty Bell Route -- last
ran in 1951. The green line continues to
serve Norristown as the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line.
You may click on the map to view a larger, more legible version.
This is Chestnut Street in Norristown, at Dekalb Street. Rails were laid here in 1894 by the Chestnut Hill & Norristown Passenger Railway Company. This trolley line operated on a loop in Norristown, and on Sandy Hill Road and Germantown Pike to Chestnut Hill. Trolleys last ran between Norristown and Chestnut Hill in 1931, but the local loop trackage in Norristown was abandoned about then years before that. The rails and cross ties reveal themselves through the blacktop paving, photographed here in 2008.
Today Norristown is home to the extensive Montgomery
County Public Library, Timothy Hawkesworth's Norristown Arts Building, the Historical Society
of Montgomery County (owners of Civil War-significant Montgomery
Cemetery), and one friendly and intelligent coffee house known
as Coffee Talk.
Visit Coffee Talk at 507 West Marshall Street, or drop in to their web site/chat room at
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