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On Thursday, September 5, 2019, SEPTA gathered with local officials and community members to celebrate the recently completed modernization of Secane Station on the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line.

The Secane Station renewal project was made possible thanks to Act 89 of 2013, which has provided a dedicated and comprehensive source for funding transportation infrastructure improvement projects throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to Act 89, SEPTA faced the possibility of having to shut down the Media/Elwyn Line which provides a critical link between communities in Delaware County and the region’s two largest employment hubs in Center City Philadelphia and University City.

Prior to Act 89, SEPTA faced the possibility of having to shut down the Media/Elwyn Line, due to long-needed repair-and-replacement work to its unique infrastructure, key portions of which dated back to the late 1800s.

The Secane Station renewal is indicative of the types of improvements we can deliver for our customers with a dedicated funding source such as Act 89.

The Secane Station project resulted in a complete renewal of station facilities, including:

► A new station building with canopy

► New high-level platforms that improve accessibility and reduce station dwell times

► Pedestrian tunnel

► Parking facility expansion

► Full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

► Improved pedestrian access to the station

► New stormwater facilities

The Secane Station project was part of SEPTA’s overall “Rebuilding the System” program, which is addressing long-needed upgrades to infrastructure and fleets throughout the Transit and Regional Rail systems. For more information, visit www.septa.org/rebuilding.

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