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Holly, jolly trolley

Route 15 to be decorated throughout the holiday season.

Hop on the holiday express: SEPTA operator Gary Mason stands in front of the Route 15 trolley he decorated for the holiday season. PHOTO: BILL MONAGHAN

If you’re looking to add some holiday cheer to your commute, hop on the 15.

SEPTA’s Route 15 is all-decked out in “trolley-”day style through the holiday season.

Operator Gary Mason, a SEPTA trolley operator for the Callowhill District, has decorated a trolley since 1993.

Currently assigned to Route 15, he has alternated between the 15 and Route 10.

And, he doesn’t stop at Christmas.

He’s been known to decorate whichever trolley he is operating for Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

Mason’s trolley is easy to spot, with its twinkling lights, red and green garland, and wreaths with red satin bows adorning the exterior of the vehicle.

Once inside, passengers are greeted with holiday music.

To catch a ride on the holly, jolly trolley, look for Trolley #9001, operating on Route 15, from Tuesday to Friday, from 12:24 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

The trolley makes stop in Port Richmond, Fishtown and Northern Liberties.

For a Route 15 schedule, visit septa.org/schedules/trolleys.

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