Trolley Vehicle Replacement

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SEPTA’s trolleys are over forty years old and reaching the end of their useful life. To replace them SEPTA is purchasing a brand-new fleet of trolleys that are accessible to people with disabilities, carry more passengers, and allow for faster service.


  • Manufacturer selection: 2023
  • Design: 2023-2024
  • Manufacture: 2024-2027
  • Vehicle and system testing: 2026-2027
  • Fleet delivery and deployment: 2027-2032


SEPTA is working with vehicle manufacturer Alstom to design and build new trolleys that will make the system accessible to riders with mobility challenges for the first time. These new trolleys are being designed to meet the challenges of Greater Philadelphia’s over-100-year-old trolley system, while providing state-of-the-art features for our riders. See below for an overview of some of our key features:

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Building a Lifestyle Transit Network

As part of our 12-year capital investment program, we’re making stations accessible, acquiring new vehicles, investing in communications, and upgrading services for our buses, Metro, and rail to deliver on our vision of easy to use, frequent, and integrated transit.

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