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SEPTA Completes Major Reconstruction Project at 15th Street Station

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SEPTA gathered on Monday, October 21 with federal, city and state officials, and other stakeholders, to celebrate the reconstruction of 15th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line.

The most-heavily used station on SEPTA’s highest ridership line is now fully modernized, ADA accessible, and ready to serve riders thanks to a recently completed project.

The work also represents an important phase of the overall reconstruction of the City Hall and 15th Street Stations complex. The 15th Street Station project also builds on earlier improvements SEPTA completed in conjunction with the reconstruction of Dilworth Park, and lays the foundation for upcoming phases of work that will modernize and transform City Hall Station.

The reconstruction of 15th Street Station is another example of the important infrastructure enhancements SEPTA is making for our customers, as well as the City and region. With funding from Act 89, we are making investments that not only improve mobility and enhance access, but also build communities and support regional economic growth. This project is revitalizing a critical station complex, and we look forward to delivering more improvements here in the near future.

Thousands of riders use 15th Street Station every day for travel on the Market-Frankford Line, for free transfers to the Broad Street Line and five Trolley Routes, and for seamless connections to all thirteen Regional Rail Lines and numerous Bus Routes.

 “SEPTA is vital to our city’s growth and prosperity,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “Its robust transportation system connects Philadelphians from every corner of our city to jobs, medical care, and services, as well as our entertainment district and business corridors.”

With the completion of the 15th Street Station project, 26 of 28 Market-Frankford Line stations are now fully ADA accessible.  Improvements completed during the project include:

• New elevators that provide accessibility from street level to station platforms

• Reconstructed fare lines and platforms to improve passenger flow

• New lighting, finishes and other amenities to enhance the customer experience

• Art-in-Transit installation by renowned Philadelphia artist Ray King

Stay tuned for more info about this latest Art in Transit install!

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