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Old 09-28-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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What is the safest public transportation route from center city to Albert Einstein Medical Center? The broad street subway safe from CC to Olney Transportation Center? Is the bus a better alternative?
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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Where are you headed and at what time? Is CC your ultimate destination or will you be transferring?

Olney is a busy station and so are the CC stations. If it's between 6am and 8pm I would definitely pick the subway over the bus. The express trains get from Olney to City Hall in 15 minutes.

The bus takes forever. Not just because it stops at every friggin' block but because it's frequented by old folks and the infirm who can't negotiate the steps going down to the subway. I swear, I live a mile from City Hall and the few times I've taken the C it's taken me more than 10 minutes to get to Broad & Chestnut. It seems like the wheelchair ramp goes up and down every 4 blocks.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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I agree that the subway is the best bet during regular working hours. I would understand staying above ground north of Spring Garden after 8, especially if you're female.

I've only experienced the "pleasure" of the C bus on rare occasions...
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It would be during regular working hours going from CC to the Olney Station... I would be going to Olney around 7/8 and returning to CC around 4/5. There would occasionally be weekends where I would need to do the same. I am female and in my 20's. I considered getting a car to be on the safer side when I heard about the subways in North Philly. But, id rather take the subway if they are OK since it is more convienent.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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During those hours the subway is well-populated. A safety tip when trains are less crowded is to ride in the same car as the conductor.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: South Philly
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for doing the 9-5 thing I wouldn't hesitate to take the subway. Even on the weekends. Especially on Saturday the subway has good crowds all day long. Still, recent highly publicized event aside, you shouldn't think that the subway becomes a free for all after a certain hour. Driving in Broad St. is a lot more risky than taking the subway. Especially if you're boarding at a busy station like Olney and getting off in Center City.

Personally, i'm a lot more fearful of parking garages than I am of subway stations.
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