Status & Studies
Trolley Modernization is a complex, multi-year program with several ongoing projects, including planning and design activities and early-action construction work that lays the foundation for the future.
Trolley Modernization is currently in its project development phase, which refers to the steps or stages of a new transit project. It typically includes planning activities, scoping, conceptual engineering, alternatives analysis, environmental studies, financial and funding options, design, stakeholder coordination, and public input. Throughout project development, SEPTA will continue to engage agencies, stakeholders, and the public through public meetings, workshops, and comment periods. SEPTA is providing opportunities for the public to become involved and provide input to the project team.
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Complete Streets Project
SEPTA, in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and the City of Philadelphia, is taking a holistic look at all modes and users on Grays Ave, Lindbergh Blvd, 49th St, and streets connecting to the Schuylkill River. This includes a portion of the Route 36 (T5) trolley. The purpose of the project is to improve safety, public health, and livability including roadway improvements, access to jobs and redevelopment sites, and ensuring accessible, fast, and easy trolley service.
Designing Modern Trolley Stations
Trolley Modernization is more than new vehicles: it’s the total transformation of three of SEPTA’s six Metro lines. That’s why we’re designing and building new on-street stations and improving underground and SEPTA off-street stations.
New Trolley Maintenance Facility
SEPTA’s new, modern trolley fleet introduces new maintenance and storage requirements. This results in the need for a new facility to ensure all the new trolley vehicles are ready for service. SEPTA is planning a new facility at 5100 Grays Avenue in Kingsessing that will eventually deploy four lines and provide heavy maintenance for all eight SEPTA trolley services.
SEPTA wants transit to be more useful to more people. To do that, we’ll need to hear from everyone – people who currently ride transit, people who used to ride, and people who have never ridden as well as operators, staff, and stakeholders. Sign up to be notified when there will be chances for you to hear more about the project and have your say.