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Improvements

Wayfinding

Documents

06.04.12 - Station Signage Plan Bid Package
05.10.10 - Station Signage Master Plan Fact Sheet

News

01.23.17 - Amtrak Honored with Architecture Award for 30th Street Station Plan (Progressive Railroading)
06.21.16 - Brandywine, Drexel Unveil $4.5B Plan for Philly Transit Hub (philly.com)
06.17.16 - Amtrak, SEPTA and Other Partners Introduce Philadelphia Station Development Plan (Progressive Railroading)
06.17.16 - Amtrak Proposes $6.5B Philadelphia Railyard Overhaul (ConstructionDive)
06.16.16 - Philadelphia Unveils 30th Street Station District Plan (RailwayAge)
03.16.16 - Amtrak Proposes Underground Concourse Linking 30th St Station (philly.com)
03.16.16 - Philly's 30th St Station District Plan Gets Put to Public (metro)
03.16.16 - Plans Develop to Restore 30th Street Station Link (CBSphilly)
01.06.16 - 30th Street District Plan Connects Station (Philadephia Free Press)
12.10.15 - Amtrak Drexel and Partners Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan (DrexelNOW)
06.22.15 - 30th Street Station District Plan Reveals Three New Concepts (DrexelNOW)
02.18.15 - Senator Casey Urges Amtrak to Upgrade 30th Street Station (ABC 6 WPVI-TV)
01.14.15 - New Amtrak Partnership Gets Users Guaranteed Parking (Philadelphia Business Journal)
01.12.15 - Amtrak, Drexel and Partners to Host Open House (DrexelNOW)
10.30.14 - PennDOT Supports 30th St District Plan (CBSPhilly)
05.27.14 - Team Selected to Develop Joint Master Plan (DrexelNOW)
05.10.14 - Hundreds Take Part in National Train Day Festivities (CBSPhilly)
05.02.14 - Amtrak Official Outlines Long-Range Upgrade (CBSPhilly)
01.30.14 - ‘The Porch’ at 30th Street Station (keystoneedge)
11.25.13 - Pennsylvania Passes Transportation Funding (RailwayAge)
11.22.13 - West Entrance Reopens (CBSPhilly)
08.15.13 - Upgrades to West Plaza and Facade Continue (Amtrak)

Links

SEPTA
City of Philadelphia
University City District

Philadelphia - 30th Street Station

  • Source: © iStock.com/Sophie_James
  • Facts: Getting There:

    2015 Ridership - 4,138,777
    104 Miles to Harrisburg
    Built in 1933
    Source: GreatAmericanStations.com

    ADDRESS:
    2955 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    SCHEDULE & TICKET INFO:
    Amtrak
    SEPTA

    Background

    30th Street Station in Philadelphia is located at 30th and Market streets in center city Philadelphia. It is the eastern terminus of the Keystone Corridor and a major hub for transit within Philadelphia and along the East Coast, including the Northeast Corridor. SEPTA provides extensive train, bus, and trolley connections at the station, which is also served by taxis, regional buses, New Jersey Transit, and rental car companies. The monumental eight-story landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers full passenger services, including ticketing, baggage assistance, retail and food vendors, bicycle racks, a parking garage, and soaring interior waiting areas with Art Deco elements.

    Recent efforts of the University City District in collaboration with PennDOT and Amtrak have enhanced the surrounding streetscape—once dominated by concrete and cars—to make it more inviting and pedestrian-friendly. The area between the station and Market Street is now “The Porch”—a popular public gathering space with seating, shade trees, seasonal plantings, and room for community events. A “wayfinding” project upgraded and added signs within and around the station to enhance the passenger experience and improve traffic and pedestrian flow.