Amtrak, SEPTA Envision Underground Concourse to Connect 30th Street Station With SEPTA Lines

A partnership that includes Amtrak and SEPTA is working to develop an underground concourse to link 30th Street Station and SEPTA's subway and trolley station across the street. (See renderings.)

The 30th Street Station is the third-busiest Amtrak station in the United States with direct connections to a number of modes of transportation, but "the modes do not clearly connect, creating a confusing and sometimes precarious experience for visitors," according to a draft of a 30th Street Station District Plan, which on Wednesday were shown at an open house at the station for public feedback.

The 30th Street Station District, launched in the summer of 2014, is led by Amtrak, SEPTA, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The underground concourse — which will have a skylight — is the first step in a 35-year plan that includes the completion of an Innovation Neighborhood by Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust.

The final phase is planned for 2050, with the completion of the rail yard development. Read the full story HERE.

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