COMPLETED: Crum Creek Viaduct Replacement Project

The Crum Creek Viaduct replacement project was completed in Fall 2016. In addition to rebuilding this 100-foot high bridge, the project also included landscaping and site restoration work. The Crum Creek Viaduct was constructed originally in 1895, with repair work completed in 1983. It sits along the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line between Swarthmore and Morton Stations. More.

UPDATE: City Hall and 15th St. Stations:


Structural repairs at four locations are ongoing; Market St. to Broad St. and South Broad to the oculus are currently barricaded. Installation of new signage for the July Democratic National Convention was completed. More

UPDATE: Villanova Station Improvements


This current phase of the project includes the construction of the new tunnel and ADA compliant ramps and stair system. Currently, crews are installing the support for the excavation system. This phase of the project is expected to be completed in October 2017. More.

UPDATE: Yardley Station Improvements


The new high-level platform with a ramp and shelter is now open for operations. Demolition of the old platform, retaining wall, and foundations has begun. More.

UPDATE: 40th Street Station (Market Frankford Line)


Art panels installed, glass panel installation on northwest elevator shaft underway, construction continues on southeast elevator shaft. More.



About the Rebuilding the System Program:

Create - Reinvest - Rebuild

When SEPTA was created in 1964, the first task was to take the resources of bankrupt private companies, including assets built in the nineteenth century, and shape them into a transit network to meet the travel needs of southeastern Pennsylvania. Half a century later, the system is a blend of legacy and modern stations, vehicles, and infrastructure critical to the economy of the region. Maintaining and improving the system has always been a priority and even in the face of funding challenges, the Authority has made progress renewing assets including rebuilding the Market-Frankford Line, introducing new Silverliner V rail cars, rehabilitating stations, introducing new technologies, and investing in major infrastructure and maintenance facility upgrades to preserve and enhance safety on the system.

In late 2013, Harrisburg took bold action with the passage of Pennsylvania Act 89, which creates, for the first time, a long term funding solution for critical highway and transit infrastructure needs across the Commonwealth. Taking a business approach to managing its asset portfolio, SEPTA will rehabilitate or replace bridges, replace critical power systems, and design and procure new vehicles.

These projects will also create new business and contract opportunities throughout Pennsylvania. This places SEPTA in a strong position to reinvest in and rebuild the system to provide safe, reliable service, while enhancing the travel experience for current and future customers.

Here's how to learn more:

  • Use the links to the left to learn about the different projects funded by Act 89
  • Visit the News/Events section for information on public information meetings, and major project updates or events