The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
(SEPTA) will extend El bus service for the next two weekends to allow crews to
install train signal cables at a subway portal at 44th Street and inside the
tunnel at 40th Street
Station, as part of its Market Street Elevated (MSE) reconstruction project.
MSE is a critical overhaul of the western portion of the
line, which opened for service more than 100 years ago in 1907. The project
includes a streamlined, single-column support structure, six new
customer-friendly stations and art-inspired architectural features that will
improve the overall riding experience for passengers.
Rail mounted work cars will assist in the installations.