SEPTA Expands Weekend Maintenance & Cleaning Blitz

Initiative Moves to Three New Stations During July

Following several successful station cleaning and maintenance blitzes in recent months, SEPTA will continue the initiative this weekend (July 9, 10, 11) for a cleaning blitz at Huntingdon Station on the Market-Frankford Line.

Huntingdon Station will close at 8 p.m. and open the following day at 5:00 a.m. beginning this Friday, July 9, continuing through to Monday, July 12. Efforts will focus on maintenance, including work on elevators, as well as painting, power washing, and installing enhanced lighting and new signage. Please note: Customers will be notified as soon as possible if there are any changes that require extended elevator outages.

Following the Huntingdon Station cleaning will be Lombard Station (Broad Street Line) on July 23, 24, 25 and 11th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line) July 30, 31 and August 1.

During the closures, customers can find alternate service at neighboring stations on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines, or on nearby bus routes.

SEPTA has been doing these station blitzes on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines over the last several months. In addition to Huntington Station this weekend, crews have been dispatched to Somerset, Allegheny, 13th Street, 46th Street, Tioga and 8th Street on the Market-Frankford Line. Work has also been performed at the North Philadelphia and Snyder Stations on the Broad Street Line.

SEPTA Trolley Tunnel Blitz

SEPTA is also reminding customers that the annual Trolley Tunnel Blitz starts on Friday night. This will include extensive maintenance, construction and cleaning throughout the tunnel and at trolley stations. To accommodate the work, the tunnel will close at 10 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 26.

During the work, trolleys will continue operating along their routes outside of the tunnel in West and Southwest Philadelphia, and travel to-and-from Center City is available on the Market-Frankford Line with free transfers at 40th Street.

This year, tents will be available as a temporary shelter for customers transferring from trolleys and the Market Frankford Line. For late night travel, customers can transfer to Market-Frankford Line Night Owl bus service. More information is available at http://septa.org/blitz/.

For trip-planning tools and schedules, please visit SEPTA’s website, SEPTA.org or download the Official SEPTA App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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