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Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Heather Redfern
SEPTA Press Officer

Customers riding a trolley, the Norristown High Speed Line or Broad Street Line recently might have thought they were on the Polar Express, not a SEPTA vehicle. Thanks to the efforts of Authority operators, several trolleys and a car on the Norristown High Speed Line have been adorned with twinkling lights, wreaths and bright ornaments. Even Santa has been spotted - not guiding his sleigh, but a Broad Street Line car.

Trolley operators Gary Mason and Wendolus Hart and Broad Street Line operator Andre Murphy were among those employees feeling festive and spreading holiday cheer along their routes.

"I love it!," exclaimed passenger Patricia Rivers as she ran to give Santa a kiss after riding the Broad Street Line. "I've been on one of the holiday trolleys, too. We're blessed to have operators who do this and get into the holiday spirit."

Operators use their own decorations and trim their trolleys on their own time, all to make the season brighter for their passengers. In addition to the lights, trees and garland, holiday tunes can be heard throughout the cars.

Customers can look for the jolly trolleys on the following routes: Mason's Route 10, operating Tuesday through Saturday; Hart's Route 11, 13, 34 or 36, operating Monday through Saturday; car #120 on Routes 101 and 102 (Media/Sharon Hill), operating Monday through Saturday; and the Norristown High Speed Line.

And you better be good for goodness sake - you never know when Santa might pop up on a SEPTA vehicle.

Gary Mason's holiday trolley pulls into the station.

Norristown High Speed Line customers will be transported to a "Winter Wonderland" aboard this decorated car.

Operator Wendolus Hart greets his jolly trolley passengers with a smile.

Customer Patricia Rivers shows "Santa" Andre Murphy some holiday love.