Buses are being used in place of trolleys along SEPTA Routes 101 and 102 (Media-Sharon Hill Line) through Sunday, September 6, 2015 due to a 12-week trolley modernization project. New timetables for Routes 101 and 102 will begin on Monday, July 20. The new schedules reflect some Route 101 trip time adjustments and Route 102 bus re-routing to accommodate track construction on Springfield Road and Woodlawn Avenue.
During this phase of the construction, Route 102 buses between Clifton Heights and Aldan will travel via Baltimore Avenue, Oak Avenue and Providence Road due to the Springfield Road and Woodlawn Avenue construction. Customers should plan to add 15-20 minutes to their trips. Current bus stops at Glenwood Avenue at Baltimore Avenue, Broadway Avenue at Penn Street, Springfield Road at Madison Street, Clifton Avenue at Springfield Road and Clifton Avenue at Providence Road will be discontinued. Boarding locations will be moved to Baltimore Avenue at Trolley Station and Providence Road at Woodlawn Avenue.
SEPTA is replacing Route 102 rails and concrete roadway and repaving the parking lanes on both sides of the street along Woodlawn Avenue and Springfield Road between North Street and West Madison Avenue in Collingdale, Aldan and Clifton Heights. SEPTA is also installing rubber rail boots around the new rails to lessen vibration and noise. The last time the trolley track and roadway were replaced in this area was 1983. The work is being completed in 10 phases over the 12-week period, with rolling street closures along the construction zones. During the project, the work zone area will be completely closed to through traffic, with the exception of emergency vehicles and construction vehicles. Residents within the construction zones will not be able to access their driveways; however, the rolling street closures are designed to minimize the number of days any driveways are blocked.
The Media-Sharon Hill Line is comprised of three parts: the trunk from 69th Street Transportation Center to Drexel Hill Junction (Shadeland Avenue) used by both Route 101 and 102; stops from Huey Avenue to Media used by Route 101; and stops from Garrettford to Sharon Hill used by Route 102. During the 12-week summer trolley shutdown, 16 SEPTA in-house and third party contractor groups will work on a variety of projects on all three portions of the line. The work schedule will typically be Monday-Saturday, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.