SEPTA receiving $317 million for new Market-Frankford Line cars

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Sep 2, 2021
The Real Maine (East of Ellsworth)

This is to replace the problem plagued Adtranz cars on the Market Frankford Subway Elevated, put into service between 1996 and 1999.

SEPTA has been awarded a $317.1 million grant to purchase 200 new cars for the Market-Frankford Line, federal legislators announced Thursday.
Social media posts from Sen. Bob Casey and John Fetterman and Congressman Dwight Evans shared the message.
The Market-Frankford Line is historically the single busiest route in the city, averaging around 180,000 riders daily in 2019. The current Market-Frankford Line cars were produced by Adtranz, an Italian company, and the M4 cars hit the tracks between 1996 and 1999.

The aging vehicles have come under increased scrutiny because of repairs that create delays or canceled trains during morning commutes, frustrating passengers.