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SEPTA Says the Historic Route 15 Trolleys Will Return Late Next Year

One thing’s for sure: The historic trolleys that currently serve SEPTA’s trolley Route 15, which runs between West Philadelphia and Port Richmond, are going to […]

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City Life

The Annual Trolley Tunnel Blitz Will Return Next Weekend

Trolley commuters beware: Here comes the ol’ trolley tunnel blitz. SEPTA will pause service in its underground trolley tunnel starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, […]

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City Life

West Philly’s Massive Sinkhole Is Expected to Ruin Traffic for Another 3 Weeks

Sorry, West Philly: the massive, empty swimming pool of a sinkhole that recently opened just outside Clark Park isn’t going anywhere soon. John Digiulio, a spokesperson […]

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City Life

SEPTA’s Trolley Situation in West Philly Is Getting Real Ugly

If you’re a SEPTA rider who lives in West Philly and works in Center City, chances are you’ve been dealing with a hellacious commute lately. […]

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How to See the Best Trolleys and Buses Decked Out for the Holidays

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the rainy forecast and will now be held on Saturday, December 22nd. Good news for lovers of […]

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City Life

Here’s the Schedule for SEPTA’s Annual Trolley Tunnel Blitz

SEPTA’s annual trolley tunnel blitz is nigh. Starting at 10 p.m. next Friday, July 13th, the transportation organization will shut down its five-mile Center City […]

City Life

Philly Trolleys Could Get a Billion-Dollar Upgrade and We Can’t Wait

Some good news for your Friday: A major upgrade is in the works for Philly trolleys. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released plans for […]

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City Life

Northern Liberties Trolley Crash Kills Woman, Injures Kids

A trolley crash in Northern Liberties on Wednesday left one woman dead and two children injured. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. near 4th Street and Girard Avenue., […]

City Life

Portions of Girard and Ridge Avenues to Close for Construction

SEPTA will close portions of Girard and Ridge avenues next week for construction. The closures are part of a trolley track replacement project. Here are […]

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City Life

SEPTA Trolley Tunnel Blitz to Begin Next Week

SEPTA has announced the dates for its 2017 Trolley Tunnel Blitz – the time of year when forces work around the clock to clean, maintain […]

City Life

SEPTA Transit Schedules to Change for Summer

SEPTA’s summer transit schedules will kick off this Sunday and Monday. The mostly minor adjustments are meant to accommodate seasonal ridership changes. There will be one […]

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City Life

Center City Trolley Tunnel to Close on Sunday

SEPTA’s Center City trolley tunnel will close for maintenance on Sunday. The tunnel will shut down on 5 a.m. on June 4th and reopen at 5 […]

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A South Philly Strip Mall Is Now Running a Trolley In Its Parking Lot

It was big news in South Philly late this summer when the ShopRite moved into Whitman Plaza on Oregon Avenue. The supermarket, perhaps best known […]

City Life

Here’s What You Need to Know as the SEPTA Strike Looms

Contract negotiations between SEPTA and representatives of Transportation Workers Union Local 234 over the weekend were reportedly tense. If an agreement is not reached by […]

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Sleek, Modern Trolleys Coming to Philly

Philadelphia has the largest trolley system in the nation, a title it’s held since the 1970s. But the old-school tanks climbing up and down city streets look like […]