SEPTA Releases Design Concepts for New Trolley Stations

SEPTA reached a key milestone in the Trolley Modernization Program with the release of design concepts for new trolley stations. SEPTA is offering the public a number of opportunities to share their feedback, starting with a virtual Transit Talk.

Trolley Modernization is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the nation’s largest trolley network, delivering benefits across the region. It is a key initiative of SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan, to create a “lifestyle transit network” connecting to destinations across the region by providing accessible, fast, and easy service on the trolley system.

Many trolley stops today are simple signs along the sidewalk with few amenities. Trolley Modernization will introduce new stations that make it easy to find, level boarding that makes it easy to get on, and consistent service that makes it easy to get where you are going.

The current station design concepts build on input from more than 5,000 participants who provided feedback on what stations should include and how they can fit in with the communities SEPTA serves. The public is again being asked to provide feedback – this time on potential station designs, colors, and lighting for all trolley stations across the SEPTA system.

Along with Trolley Modernization, SEPTA is advancing several transformative initiatives to achieve the goals set in SEPTA Forward, including Bus RevolutionReimagining Regional Rail, and the Wayfinding Master Plan.

For more information and details on Trolley Modernization and other SEPTA Forward initiatives, please visit

Opportunities to weigh in on station designs this fall include:

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: September 22, 2022