SEPTA Construction to Close One Block of Bridge Street Near Frankford Terminal

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from SEPTA

    PHILADELPHIA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction of the new SEPTA
 Frankford Transportation Center (FTC) will close the 1500 block of Bridge
 Street to automobile traffic from April 16 to May 4.
     Bridge Street, however, will remain open to pedestrian and bus traffic.
     Detour signs will direct motorists around the construction site via
 Frankford Avenue, Cheltenham Avenue and Penn Street.
     During this phase of the project SEPTA will reconstruct the trackless
 trolley overhead wire system at the Terminal.  As a result, buses will operate
 in place of trackless trolley Routes 59, 66, and 75.  Regular trackless
 trolley service will be restored to these routes by May 4.
     The FTC project, currently one year into construction, will replace and
 modernize the 80-year-old Frankford Terminal.  FTC will feature an enclosed
 waiting room, modern escalators and elevators, rest rooms, a SEPTA police
 station, and information desk.
     The new terminal building is scheduled to open in the summer of 2003 and
 the entire FTC project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2004.
     Commuters may stop by the FTC Community Information Center at Penn and
 Pratt Streets for additional information or call 215-533-6053.
 
 

SOURCE SEPTA
    PHILADELPHIA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction of the new SEPTA
 Frankford Transportation Center (FTC) will close the 1500 block of Bridge
 Street to automobile traffic from April 16 to May 4.
     Bridge Street, however, will remain open to pedestrian and bus traffic.
     Detour signs will direct motorists around the construction site via
 Frankford Avenue, Cheltenham Avenue and Penn Street.
     During this phase of the project SEPTA will reconstruct the trackless
 trolley overhead wire system at the Terminal.  As a result, buses will operate
 in place of trackless trolley Routes 59, 66, and 75.  Regular trackless
 trolley service will be restored to these routes by May 4.
     The FTC project, currently one year into construction, will replace and
 modernize the 80-year-old Frankford Terminal.  FTC will feature an enclosed
 waiting room, modern escalators and elevators, rest rooms, a SEPTA police
 station, and information desk.
     The new terminal building is scheduled to open in the summer of 2003 and
 the entire FTC project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2004.
     Commuters may stop by the FTC Community Information Center at Penn and
 Pratt Streets for additional information or call 215-533-6053.
 
 SOURCE  SEPTA