SEPTA Awards Design Contract for Three Trolley Stations

SEPTA awarded a contract to advance accessibility improvements at three trolley stations. CDM Smith, Inc. will do architectural, design, and construction-related services for the 22nd, 33rd, and 36th Street Stations.

This project supports Trolley Modernization – SEPTA’s program to transform the nation’s largest trolley network into an accessible, fast, and easy-to-use system. In February, SEPTA awarded a contract to Alstom Transportation Inc. for the purchase of modern, fully ADA-compliant trolley vehicles to replace the Authority’s entire aging fleet of trolleys.

SEPTA’s transformational investments in Trolley Modernization and accessibility projects on the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line means that 99% of subway and trolley trips will be through an accessible station by 2035.

These stations were built decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are currently only accessible via stairs. Improvements that will make the 22nd, 33rd, and 36th Street Stations fully ADA accessible and in a state of good repair include elevator installation; platform renovation; new signage, lighting, and security cameras; and waterproofing.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: July 28, 2023