On Monday, August 21, 2023 - SEPTA gathered with elected officials and other stakeholders at Susquehanna-Dauphin Station to celebrate the completion of a $24 million project that makes the North Philadelphia Broad Street Line station fully accessible and delivers modern amenities for riders.
A key element of the project provides elevator access from the street to the platform below - on both sides. This makes the station fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“Thanks to funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - we are making investments that will improve mobility and enhance access, and support the communities we serve,” said SEPTA General Manager/CEO Leslie S. Richards. “This project is helping to revitalize a critical station and we look forward to delivering more improvements on the line in the near future.”
In addition to the new elevators - other improvements to the station include:
• Two new stairwells to provide increased access to and from the station
• Energy efficient and reduced maintenance LED lighting
• Installation of security cameras
• New signage throughout the station, including electronic signage for service updates
• Fare-line modifications, including SEPTA KEY upgrades
• Upgraded finishes throughout the station - including repointing historic tile walls which include a mural entitled "City Diary” created by Philadelphia school children in 1997
• New porcelain floor tile
With the completion of this project - 13 of the 25 Broad Street Line stations are now fully ADA accessible.
In addition to Susquehanna/Dauphin - construction is underway at Tasker-Morris Station for an ADA project scheduled for completion in 2024.