Rise of the El

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Along the Market-Frankford line

Along the Market-Frankford line

Jared Whalen / Philly.com

The creaky, overburdened MFL has as important a place among millennials, immigration and swanky restaurants as keys to the city’s early 21st century turnaround. Its cars carry more people than they have in decades. That’s why Billy Penn and the Philadelphia Inquirer decided to team up to write about how important the El has become to the city’s continued growth — and examine why the fruits of that growth have not benefited more stops along the way. Click “follow this” to make sure each new piece of the series lands in your inbox.