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Light Rail Fleet


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SEPTA's Light rail system consists of :Subway Surface Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36Suburban Light Rail Route 101 and 102 , and Girard Avenue Route 15 . Operating out of two divisions(2) of SEPTA, The City transit division and the Suburban Transit division.

 

Subway Surface lines (10, 11, 13, 34, 36) (Photo Gallery)

 

  The SEPTA Kawasaki S/E fleet was built in Japan and was shipped over to Pennsylvania to complete the manufacturing of the units in 1981. These cars have similar interior configuration to the 40-50 year old PCC fleet that they replaced. The S/E cars were assigned to the city transit division at the Elmwood Depot with original use out of what remained of the old Woodland Car barn. None of these cars are equipped with a wheelchair lift; however, they are still running rather strong in the fleet with the whole order of 112 cars running.

9075 at Juniper Street Station, September 16, 2007

Photographer:  Brandon Shaw

 

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Fleet

Year Manufacturer  Model Fleet
1980 Kawasaki Single End #9000
1981 Kawasaki Single End #9001-9111

 

Media-Sharon Lines (101 & 102)

 The SEPTA Kawasaki D/E was built in Japan and was shipped over to Pennsylvania to complete the manufacturing of the units in 1981. The D/E cars were assigned to the Suburban Transit Division in the EL Shops. None of these cars feature a wheelchair lift. However they are still running rather strong in the fleet with the whole order of 29 cars running.

Two Double-Ended trolleys coupled together while operating on the Route 101.
Photographer: Brandon Shaw
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Fleet

Year Manufacturer  Model Fleet
1980 Kawasaki Double Ended #100
1981 Kawasaki Double Ended #101-128

 

Girard Avenue Line (15)

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2321 On Girard Ave. 

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  • Cars remanufactured between 2002 and 2004 and have been re-designated PCC II

  • Remanufactured and modernized by the Brookville Mining Equipment Company of Brookville, Pennsylvania.

  • Keipe Electric of Europe built new electrical supplies for the cars.

  • Brand new trucks based on the PCC B3 design have been installed on these cars.

  • These cars are now wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.

  • SEPTA saved money by using the stainless steel seat frames from their retired Volvo B10M articulated buses.

  • Cars 2320-2325, 2327-2328, 2330-2331, 2333-2334, 2336-2337 were rebuilt from 1947 2700 series cars.

   Cars 2326, 2329, 2332, 2335 were rebuilt from 1948-49 2100s series cars.

  • These trollies have been retrofitted from their old roll signs to LED Twinvision signs.

 

 

Fleet

Year Manufacturer  Model Fleet
1947-48 Saint Louis Car / Brookville
PCC II #2320-2337
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