SEPTA Trolley Tunnel to Close for Maintenance on Nights, Weekends

Starting Friday, the tunnel will shut down on nights and weekends throughout August.

A SEPTA trolley driving above ground through Philadelphia

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The fourth annual “Trolley Tunnel Blitz” is upon us.

Starting this Friday at 8 p.m., SEPTA’s Center City trolley tunnel will close on nights and weekends throughout the remainder of August.

Expect tunnel outages between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. throughout the next two weeks. On the weekends, the tunnel will shut down completely.

Impacted lines include the 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36. Riders looking to get into or out of Center City from West Philly can take the Market-Frankford Line.

This is the fourth year SEPTA has shut down its trolley tunnel for weeks at a time in order to repair tiling, draining, lighting and wiring, among other improvements. This year, officials said SEPTA will replace the sections of the track between the 19th Street and 22nd Street stations.

Service will return to normal on August 29th. For more details on the blitz, visit SEPTA’s website.

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