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Old 01-09-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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I am possibly taking a job, which will require me to commute from Voorhees (South Jersey) to Fort Washington, PA. As I understand it, the best way is to probably take the Tacony (or possibly the Betsy Ross Bridge). I am not familiar with this area of Philadelphia and am wondering about safety issues. The job will require me to work 12-9, so I would prefer not to be traveling through a bad area at night. It looks like I would have to hop on Frankford Avenue to get there (and then take Cottman?). I know that Frankford isn't a particularly good area, but maybe I am wrong?

Would it be better to take the Ben Franklin to the Schuylkill, then take 476 to 276, etc? I'm guessing this would be a rough drive, and possibly 20 miles out of the way.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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I am possibly taking a job, which will require me to commute from Voorhees (South Jersey) to Fort Washington, PA. As I understand it, the best way is to probably take the Tacony (or possibly the Betsy Ross Bridge). I am not familiar with this area of Philadelphia and am wondering about safety issues. The job will require me to work 12-9, so I would prefer not to be traveling through a bad area at night. It looks like I would have to hop on Frankford Avenue to get there (and then take Cottman?). I know that Frankford isn't a particularly good area, but maybe I am wrong?

Would it be better to take the Ben Franklin to the Schuylkill, then take 476 to 276, etc? I'm guessing this would be a rough drive, and possibly 20 miles out of the way.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Good news there is no need from voorhees you can either drive to patco and transfer to septa doylestown line then get off at fort washington,pa Or if you are walking distance from rte 73 use NJT bus line 406 directly to philly get off at city hall then head to suburban sta and use doylestown line to fort washington sta also SEPTA 201 meets several trains at fort washington throughout the day. go to njtransit.com for 406 schedule then septa.org for train schedule and 201 schedule. By the way NJT buses are faster than they appear
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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if you want I can e-mail you my route map which details all transit in those areas. my PA southeast one and my south jersey map
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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I am possibly taking a job, which will require me to commute from Voorhees (South Jersey) to Fort Washington, PA. As I understand it, the best way is to probably take the Tacony (or possibly the Betsy Ross Bridge). I am not familiar with this area of Philadelphia and am wondering about safety issues. The job will require me to work 12-9, so I would prefer not to be traveling through a bad area at night. It looks like I would have to hop on Frankford Avenue to get there (and then take Cottman?). I know that Frankford isn't a particularly good area, but maybe I am wrong?

Would it be better to take the Ben Franklin to the Schuylkill, then take 476 to 276, etc? I'm guessing this would be a rough drive, and possibly 20 miles out of the way.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
that makes using septa easier 12-9 shift
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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I never thought about using Septa, but I noticed the station is on Summit Avenue. It's about 2 miles from the Virginia Avenue location where I would be working!
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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I never thought about using Septa, but I noticed the station is on Summit Avenue. It's about 2 miles from the Virginia Avenue location where I would be working!
don't ya mean virginia Drive??? the 201 bus meets the train and goes there directly!!! plus in order to get to septa you need the NJT 406 bus at rte 73 since ya live in voorhees you might be walking distance if not you may be closer to 451 or 459 to patco then patco to Septa train then 201 septa bus.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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Yes, I do mean Virginia Drive! Thanks for the correction. Any suggestions if I were to drive, and not take public transportation?
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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Yes, I do mean Virginia Drive! Thanks for the correction. Any suggestions if I were to drive, and not take public transportation?
Why don't you ask here? //www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...-philadelphia/
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Ft. Washington is tough as there really aren't any direct routes that won't take you through surface streets. Your two options are to go north up 295 from Voorhees and pick up 276 crossing into PA and taking that to Ft. Washington. From Voorhees, the other option would be to take 295 south to 42/76 and get on the Walt Whitman and take the Schuylkill to 476 north and then pick up 276. to Ft. Washington.

The only other option would be to take Tacony-Palmyra and follow surface streets through to Route 1 (aka Roosevelt Blvd.) and then take Route 1 west to PA 611 (Broad St.) and follow that north to the split with 309 which will first put you on Cheltenham Ave., but then breaks off and becomes 309 north the Ft. Washington Expressway. That is the most direct route when looking at a map, but will take you through some sketchier areas and you are real prone to traffic issues. You are much better off sticking to one of the major roads even if they aren't a direct route.
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