SEPTA's Route 10 trolley line gets big rail makeover in West Phiadelphia

Mark Abrams
May 04, 2019 - 4:00 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA begins work Monday on a street and track renewal project for West Philadelphia's Route 10 trolley line.

SEPTA's Heather Redfern says the work will be divided into three block sections in an area running from 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue, to Girard and Lancaster Avenues on both the eastbound and westbound tracks.

"Instead of boarding the trolley at 63rd and Malvern and coming into center city, you'll get on a bus and take the bus to 33rd and Market,” she said. “Then at 33rd and Market (Streets) anybody who needs to continue into Center City can transfer to any Route 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolley."

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If coming from Center City, you'll get off at 33rd and Market Street and look for the bus.

“Our crews will be excavating and replacing the track and they will also be working at 52nd and Lancaster to replace the curve and the switches,” he said. “They'll put in new track that will be encased in an insulated rubber boot that will reduce the sound and vibrations.”

She says there will be traffic restrictions during the project which is expected to be finished by mid-to-late July.