El from 40th to 69th Sts. closing for construction

Posted: August 09, 2007

SEPTA's Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line between 40th Street Station and 69th Street Terminal will be closed for 16 days starting tomorrow. Shuttle buses will replace normal train service during the construction closure.

The closure, part of the $567 million rebuilding of the El in West Philadelphia, will begin at 8 p.m. tomorrow and end at 5 a.m. Aug. 27.

During the closure, construction crews will replace about 900 feet of elevated structure between 52d and 55th Streets and 480 feet between 46th and 48th Streets. Crews will also complete demolition of the platform at 46th Street Station.

SEPTA representatives will be posted at 40th Street Station and 69th Street Terminal during the shutdown to assist riders, and passengers may also call SEPTA customer service at 215-580-7800 or visit the Web site at www.theelseptaatwork.com. The reconstruction of the El is slated for completion by 2009. - Paul Nussbaum

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