How goes Route 15 east end construction?

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How goes Route 15 east end construction?

Postby train2 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 pm

From time to time I check in on the Route 15 east end's progress. It is the only section of Septa's system I still need/would like to ride. I know the construction is long term, but it seems like it started several years ago now with a completion date of projected for several years out. Is there any end in sight on this project?

As in any construction there there is always delays. However in the case of the 95 construction is it not possible when construction near the interstate area is compete the trolley car line could reopen long before the highway is complete? Anyone willing to project out a ballpark completion date?, month? quarter? year?
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Re: How goes Route 15 east end construction?

Postby eb684 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:23 pm

This presentation from October highlights the progress on the construction. Slide 7 indicates that the trolley detour will continue through the end of 2019.

http://www.95revive.com/docs/default-so ... splays.pdf
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Re: How goes Route 15 east end construction?

Postby mm670 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:29 pm

The terminus is still Frankford & Delaware Ave.

Tracks / Poles / Wires are there from Frankford to between Susquehanna & Fletcher.
Tracks / Poles / No Wire from Susquehanna / Fletcher to Ann (under I-95).
Tracks Paved Over / Poles / No Wire from Ann to Westmoreland.
Westmoreland Loop (terminus since 1956) still has the tracks but no wire.

North from Richmond to Bridge to Milnor Loop removed from trolley service in 1955 has no tracks, no polies and no wire.
The Milnor Loop appears to be under the I-95 ramp.
South from Milnor Loop via Bridge to Thompson to Orthodox to Richmond removed from trolley service in 1955 has no tracks, no poles and no wire.
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Re: How goes Route 15 east end construction?

Postby train2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm

mm670

These locations you mentioned with no wire and tracks paved over are part of the current Route 15? Is that correct? If the wire is down under 95 I could see that, but tracks paved over don't look promising for a return to service.
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Re: How goes Route 15 east end construction?

Postby ekt8750 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:59 am

train2 wrote:mm670

These locations you mentioned with no wire and tracks paved over are part of the current Route 15? Is that correct? If the wire is down under 95 I could see that, but tracks paved over don't look promising for a return to service.


Up to Westmoreland Loop yes. They removed the wire and paved the tracks over cause they all will need replacing once service is ready to be restored anyway. That track from Ann St to the loop wasn't rehabbed when the line was originally restored.
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