A classic Philadelphia scene will be missing for two months as Girard Avenue’s fleet of 1947-built streamlined PTC trolley cars are removed from service and replaced by diesel buses.
SEPTA will replace four blocks of track in West Philadelphia. The work is scheduled for October 30 to December 24.
When SEPTA removed trolleys from Girard Avenue in 1992, it took thirteen years to bring them back. Let’s see if they can improve their performance this time.