30th Street Station Projects To Wrap Up This Fall

 

New West Entrance to 30th Street Station

  • Plan Philly anticipates the conclusion of two projects adjacent to 30th Street Station this fall. Amtrak has spent $30 million to construct a “new west entrance [that] will provide improved vehicle traffic and pedestrian flow around the station, enhanced lighting for better security and visibility, and expanded public parking.” University City District piggybacked—as it did with The Porch—to realize a long desired “green wall” that will separate that space from the new entrance. Secondly, PennDOT is spending double that budget to replace much of the underlying steel beams—heavily corroded after 80 years of water damage—of 6 bridges spanning the Amtrak rail lines.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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