DART NABI - Taken by Buswizard

Market-Frankford Line


Last edited by Frankford5905 on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Over  two hundred and eighteen (218)  railcars operate the Market-Frankford line. Built by ADtranz between 1996, and 1999. These are the first heavy railcars in SEPTA's fleet to feature electronic designation signs. The delivery of these cars allowed for SEPTA to replace their fleet of Budd M3 cars built in 1960. Between 2003 and 2006, SEPTA undertook a mini-rehabilitation of the interiors of these cars which has deteriorated badly after only seven (7) years in revenue service.

During this rehab, SEPTA replaced the soft cushion seats with stainless steel and cloth ones (similar to the seats on the American Ikarus, Neoplan Articulated, and Allison New Flyer fleet). SEPTA also replaced carpet side panels with stainless steel ones. Car sets 1037-1038, and 1041-1042 had two different test seats installed.  SEPTA have decided to go with the American Seating Innovator – 850 seats. Cars 1033-1034 have been converted to work cars, replacing the aging M3 set 759-760.

 

Taken at Frankford Terminal

Taken by Dante Da Vaughn Angerville (RIP) at Frankford Terminal

 

Picture Taken by buswizard.

Notes

  • The order of Adtrainz M4s were originally for 222 cars. The order consisted of 220 passenger and 2 work cars. However, it was decided that SEPTA wanted to keep five Budd cars for work service. While in service, SEPTA converted M4 cars #1033-1034 to operate as work trains. Consequently, this retired the remaining five Budd cars.  
  •  Out of all the retired cars used on the Market-Frankford line between 1907 and 1999 only 2 were preserved. Budd cars #606 and #618 are at the Pennsylvania trolley museum and the Seashore trolley museums, respectively. 

 

Year   Manufacturer  Model Fleet
1996 Adtranz M4 Single End #1001-1004
1997-1999 Adtranz M4 Single End #1005-1220

Station Listing

Station Opening Date Station level A/B Accessible Notes
Frankford Transportation Center 2003 Elevated    Yes Replaced Bridge-Pratt Terminal which opened in 1922
Margaret-Orthodox 1922 Elevated      
Church 1922 Elevated  B  Yes  
Erie Torresdale 1922 Elevated    Yes  
Tioga 1922 Elevated  A  Yes  
Allegheny 1922 Elevated    Yes  
Somerset 1922 Elevated  B  Yes  
Huntingdon 1922 Elevated  A  Yes  
York-Dauphin 1922 Elevated  B  Yes  
Berks 1922 Elevated  A  Yes  
Girard 1922 Elevated    Yes  
Spring Garden 1977 Elevated     Replaced Fairmount Station which opened in 1922
2nd Street 1908 Subway    Yes  
5th Street 1908 Subway      
8th Street 1908 Subway    Yes  
11th Street 1908 Subway      
13th Street 1908 Subway    Yes  
15th Street 1907 Subway      
30th Street 1955 Subway    Yes Replace 32nd Street elevated station which opened in 1907
34th Street 1955 Subway     Replace 36th Street elevated station which opened in 1907
40th Street 1955 Subway     Replace original Elevated station which opened in 1907
46th Street 2008
Elevated    Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
52nd Street 2007 Elevated    Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
56th Street 2006 Elevated    Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
60th Street 2007 Elevated    Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
63rd Street 2009 Elevated   A  Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
Millbourne 2008 At Grade   B  Yes Replace original station which opened in 1907
69th St Terminal 1907 At Grade    Yes  
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