PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2022) – SEPTA today reached a key milestone in the Trolley Modernization Program with the release of design concepts for new trolley stations. SEPTA is offering the public a number of opportunities to share their feedback, starting with a virtual Transit Talk tonight.
Trolley Modernization is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the nation’s largest trolley network, delivering benefits across the region. It is a key initiative of SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan, to create a “lifestyle transit network” connecting to destinations across the region by providing accessible, fast, and easy service on the trolley system.
Many trolley stops today are simple signs along the sidewalk with few amenities. Trolley Modernization will introduce new stations that make it easy to find, level boarding that makes it easy to get on, and consistent service that makes it easy to get where you are going.
The current station design concepts build on input from more than 5,000 participants who provided feedback on what stations should include and how they can fit in with the communities SEPTA serves. The public is again being asked to provide feedback – this time on potential station designs, colors, and lighting for all trolley stations across the SEPTA system.
“SEPTA is excited about the progress we have made in recent months to advance critical work for Trolley Modernization and eager to get feedback on these station design concepts,” said Jody L. Holton, AICP, Chief Planning & Strategy Officer.
SEPTA released an online survey available here and will be hosting pop-up and virtual community events this fall throughout Philadelphia and Delaware County to give people the opportunity to provide feedback. For more information on the community events, refer to the schedule below or online here.
Along with Trolley Modernization, SEPTA is advancing several transformative initiatives to achieve the goals set in SEPTA Forward, including Bus Revolution, Reimagining Regional Rail, and the Wayfinding Master Plan.
For more information and details on Trolley Modernization and other SEPTA Forward initiatives, please visit https://planning.septa.org/.
Opportunities to weigh in on station designs this fall include:
- Wednesday, September 21, 2022: Transit Talk, Virtual Event (Register: https://tinyurl.com/TrolleyModTransitTalk), 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 24, 2022: West Craft Fest, Woodland Cemetery
- Saturday, September 24, 2022: Upper Darby International Festival, 100 block of Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082
- Monday, September 26, 2022: 40th Street Portal, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 28, 2022: Dining Under the Stars, State Street, Media, PA, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.