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Trolleys in the garden: New landscape and cafe transform bleak West Philly junction

September 27, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Warning: As you emerge from the SEPTA trolley tunnel at 40th Street into the bright light of day, you may feel momentarily disoriented. What was once a vast concrete plateau, crisscrossed by a tangle of trolley tracks, has been transformed over the last few months into a luxuriant expanse of meadow flowers, native shrubs and Princeton Elms. It’s as if you had somehow slipped through a wormhole and arrived in an entirely different sector of the universe.

Luckily, it’s still located in West Philadelphia.

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