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Love Was In The Air


SEPTA was in the mood for Valentine's Day and shared the love with its passengers.

The holiday festivities kicked off with a romantic ride on the rails of the Market Frankford Line, aboard the Love Train. Fourteen couples, whose stories of finding love on SEPTA's buses, trains and trolleys were deemed the best by visitors to the Authority's Love Stories website, joined more than 300 lovers on a chartered "El" train to tour the Mural Arts Program's Love Letters Project, a collection of 50 rooftop murals in West Philly's Market Street corridor. To read how Cupid's arrow struck these lovebirds while riding SEPTA, visit www.septalovestories.org.

Love Train riders also celebrated the wedding of Krisy Plourde and Tom Golden, who won the opportunity to be married by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter aboard the Love Train's first car. Mayor Nutter remarked that of all the wedding ceremonies he has performed, this was his first on the El. News of the Love Train and Plourde-Golden "El" wedding spread across the country, appearing in newspapers and on TV stations from Florida to Minnesota and Canada.

As if the Love Train didn't spread enough love, SEPTA riders were also able to take a ride on Operator Gary Mason's Love Trolley. Every year, Mason decorates his Route 10 trolley with hearts, lights and garland and plays love songs, hoping to put passengers in the mood for romance as they travel through the trolley "Tunnel of Love" to Overbrook.


Krisy and Tom after their El wedding ceremony. Photo by Steve Weinik.



All aboard the Love Train



Marcia and Jamere were the top vote getters in the SEPTA Love Stories Contest



Gary Mason's Love Trolley