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Service Advisory | Route 15

Track Reconstruction Project: Girard Ave. - BUSES REPLACE ALL TROLLEYS

Beginning Sunday, June 5 and Continuing Until Sunday, September 4, 2016

SEPTA forces will excavate, renew, and pave approximately 9,800 feet of track along Girard Ave. between 58th & 60th Sts., Ringgold and 25th Sts., and 9th and Broad Sts. This reconstruction project is critical in maintaining safe and reliable Route 15 Trolley service.

Customer Information:

Buses will board at or near Route 15 Trolley stations. Please look for posted signage for boarding information.

ALL side streets in the construction area will be closed to thru traffic. ONLY local traffic will be permitted up to the construction site.

Parking lanes along Girard Ave. between 58th & 59th Sts. and on Poplar Ave. between Ringgold and 25th Sts. will be closed. Please look for signage for any additional parking information.

Access to area businesses will be available at all times during construction.

What's Happening During This Project:

Install new and improved track components for a smoother, quieter ride

Install new concrete and asphalt paving

Renew 9,800 feet of track

Route 15 Bus Service Detours & Routing Information:

Pull out to 63rd and Girard Ave. via 58th St.: Right on Vine St., right on 63rd St., right on Girard Ave.

Pull in from 63rd St. and Girard Ave. via 63rd St.: Left on vine St., left on 57th St., left on Haverford Ave., left on 58th St. to vault line

Routing: Eastbound (via Girard Ave.): Left on 62nd St., right on Master ST., right on 56th St., left on Girard Ave.

Routing: Westbound (via Girard Ave.): Right on 55th St., left on Thompson St. to Haverford Ave. and continuing on regular route

Regular Route 15 Trolley service is expected to resume Sunday, September 4, 2016

I-95 Reconstruction Program Service Detours

Until Further Notice

Due to ongoing construction taking place as part of the PennDOT I-95 reconstruction program, the Route 15 bus shuttle and Route 43 service will operate on a detour route as follows:

Route 15 Shuttle Bus To Richmond & Westmoreland/63rd & Girard

Service will operate around the construction with detour stops on Aramingo Ave. at York & Cumberland Sts.

Richmond St. Closure

Richmond St. is now closed due to construction. Shuttle buses will detour as follows:

Service towards Richmond & Westmoreland St.

From Aramingo Ave., shuttle buses will turn onto Thompson Street towards Allegheny Ave.

Service towards 63rd & Girard Ave.

From Allegheny Ave., shuttle buses will turn onto Belgrade St. towards Aramingo Ave.

Click here to view the detour map

Route 43 Bus to Richmond & Cumberland/50th & Parkside Loop

Route 43 Detour Map | PDF

Service going towards Parkside Loop will operate around the construction with detour stops on Huntingdon St. at Richmond, Edgemont, & Thompson Sts. and on Aramingo Ave. at Cumberland St., York St., & Delaware & Columbia Aves.

Service on Richmond St. between Cumberland & Beach Sts. and Beach St. to Delaware Ave. will be discontinued during this detour

The construction is expected to last for approximately two years. Routes 15 and 43 will be detoured during this time