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SEPTA Opens Renovated Terminal at 69th Street Facility

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officially opened the renovated West Terminal at its 69th Street Transportation Center, Upper Darby, PA, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 29.

“For more than 100 years, 69th Street Transportation Center has been an important transit hub for thousands of people traveling to and from Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery and Chester counties,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “The construction of the Market-Frankford Line in 1907 was instrumental in the economic growth of Upper Darby and the surrounding community. Now, 109 years later, we believe the new state-of-the-art West Terminal and other projects in the works will serve as similar catalysts for this region, attracting new commercial ventures and visitors to Upper Darby.”

The 69th Street Transportation Center is a multimodal facility serving passengers on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line, Norristown High Speed Line, two trolley routes and 18 bus routes. The $19.6 million terminal improvements project, funded through FTA and state programs, was part of the agency’s “Rebuilding for the Future” capital program.

Renovations at West Terminal include reconstruction of pedestrian ramps to terminal platforms, platforms and a waiting area; partial rebuilding of the south platform; replacement of track and road surface; installation of cameras to enhance safety and security; and incorporation of sustainable design features including a green wall and green roofs to reduce stormwater drainage, energy-efficient LED lighting and architectural elements in the passenger waiting area that will allow for increased natural light and reduced energy use.

SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel speaks at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new West Terminal at its 69th Street Transportation Center.

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