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Service Advisory | Route 10

Trolley Tunnel Blitz

Beginning Friday, August 1 at 10:00 p.m. - Monday, August 18, 2014, 4:00 a.m.

SEPTA forces will work around the clock, maximizing our time during a 17 day Trolley Tunnel outage, to perform maintenance and construction work that is critical to provide reliable, safe service, and improve your travel environment

What you need to know about service during Trolley Tunnel Blitz

Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, & 36 will temporarily divert to 40th & Market Streets

Customers may transfer at 40th Street to the Market- Frankford Line for service to/from Center City

Please look for signs and brochures across the system for additional boarding and service information

Why can't the work be done overnight?

Given that the Trolley Tunnel is a 5+ mile long, single track line, the length of our regular service day, and the number of Trolley routes operating through the tunnel it would take many months of night and weekend outages, spread out over the year, to complete the amount of work we have planned during this Blitz. An extended work window, during a traditionally low ridership period, makes it possible for our Track, Power, Communications and Signals, and Bridges and Buildings Maintenance Departments to efficiently complete important construction and maintenance projects that will benefit our customers.

What will we be doing during the Trolley Tunnel Blitz

REPLACING nearly 24,000 feet - that's more than 4 miles - of overhead wiring that powers the Trolleys through the Tunnel

REPLACING nearly 5,000 feet of wire support assemblies - the system that attaches the overhead wire to the Tunnel ceiling

INSTALLING more than 14,000 feet of new track from 40th Street Portal to 22nd Street

INSTALLING backup and emergency lighting cables

CLEANING track drains and the Tunnel stormwater system

MAINTAINING the Tunnel signal system, including the intersection where the Route 10 separates from the other lines

HEAVY CLEANING, graffiti removal, painting, and general maintenance at every Trolley Tunnel Loop

Rebuilding for the Future

Passage of the Act 89 dedicated funding bill by Harrisburg, provides the resources needed for SEPTA to begin Rebuilding for the Future. The Trolley Tunnel Blitz is part of a comprehensive infrastructure and revitalization program that tackles a $5 billion backlog of projects, including bridge replacements, substation, overhauls, and station improvements.

Learn more about Trolley Tunnel Blitz, view photos, and get updates on the project here

Pedestrian Concourse Closure

Until Further Notice

Until further notice, the north south pedestrian concourse from the Municipal Services Building to the Trolley Lines' 15th Street Station (Westbound) and the Broad Street Line City Hall Station will be closed due to the Dilworth Plaza reconstruction project.

Map of construction and detour information | pdf

Please refer to posted signs for station access information