SEPTA Announces a Series of Weekend Shutdowns for the West Philadelphia Portion of the Market-Frankford Elevated

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from SEPTA

    PHILADELPHIA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- During April and May, SEPTA is
 planning five weekend shutdowns of the Market Street Elevated from 15th Street
 to 69th Street on the following dates:
 
      Saturday April 21 - Sunday April 22     Saturday May 5 - Sunday May 6
      Saturday April 28 - Sunday April 29     Saturday May 12 - Sunday May 13
                                              Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 20
 
     Bus service will be substituted for Market-Frankford Line Service at all
 stations from 15th Street to 69th Street.   The shutdown is necessary for the
 installation of the Automatic Train Control Equipment, the state-of-art
 communications system that will help SEPTA improve El operation.
     This work also will affect riders of subway-surface trolley Route 10.
 Beginning Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, June 16, buses will replace the
 Route 10 trolley from the portal at 33rd Street Station to 41st and Lancaster
 due to track repairs.  Those riders then wishing to transfer to the El at
 40th Street Station will have to board the bus instead.
     SEPTA apologizes for any inconvenience these shutdowns may cause.  The
 Authority is taking a series of actions to proactively notify the public,
 including displaying station posters and carcards throughout the Line,
 distributing flyers to riders, and notifying media.  Anyone seeking additional
 information should call 215-748-5700, or stop by the Community Information
 Center at 5344 Chestnut Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
 Friday.
     SEPTA will completely rebuild the Market-Frankford El from 46th Street in
 West Philadelphia to Millbourne Station in Delaware County as part of a
 planned $420 million project.  Scheduled for completion in 2006, the Market
 Street Elevated Project calls for a major overhaul and modernization of the
 El, including a new streamlined, single-beam support structure; new customer-
 friendly stations with unique architectural features that will significantly
 improve the riding experience for SEPTA customers.
 
 

SOURCE SEPTA
    PHILADELPHIA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- During April and May, SEPTA is
 planning five weekend shutdowns of the Market Street Elevated from 15th Street
 to 69th Street on the following dates:
 
      Saturday April 21 - Sunday April 22     Saturday May 5 - Sunday May 6
      Saturday April 28 - Sunday April 29     Saturday May 12 - Sunday May 13
                                              Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 20
 
     Bus service will be substituted for Market-Frankford Line Service at all
 stations from 15th Street to 69th Street.   The shutdown is necessary for the
 installation of the Automatic Train Control Equipment, the state-of-art
 communications system that will help SEPTA improve El operation.
     This work also will affect riders of subway-surface trolley Route 10.
 Beginning Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, June 16, buses will replace the
 Route 10 trolley from the portal at 33rd Street Station to 41st and Lancaster
 due to track repairs.  Those riders then wishing to transfer to the El at
 40th Street Station will have to board the bus instead.
     SEPTA apologizes for any inconvenience these shutdowns may cause.  The
 Authority is taking a series of actions to proactively notify the public,
 including displaying station posters and carcards throughout the Line,
 distributing flyers to riders, and notifying media.  Anyone seeking additional
 information should call 215-748-5700, or stop by the Community Information
 Center at 5344 Chestnut Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
 Friday.
     SEPTA will completely rebuild the Market-Frankford El from 46th Street in
 West Philadelphia to Millbourne Station in Delaware County as part of a
 planned $420 million project.  Scheduled for completion in 2006, the Market
 Street Elevated Project calls for a major overhaul and modernization of the
 El, including a new streamlined, single-beam support structure; new customer-
 friendly stations with unique architectural features that will significantly
 improve the riding experience for SEPTA customers.
 
 SOURCE  SEPTA