UPDATE: Secane Station (Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line)
New March 2017 Photos: Crews have begun to set precast pier caps on the inbound (towards Center City) side of the station. Work continues on the construction of the inbound ramp and station building walls along with track shoulder restoration, also on the inbound side. More
UPDATE: Villanova Station Improvements
New March 2017 photos: This current phase of the project includes the construction of the new tunnel and ADA compliant ramps and stair system. More
UPDATE: Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line Bridge Repairs:
New March 2017 Photos: Work will replace the timbers, complete superstructure and substructure steel repairs and reinforcement, along with painting for the Cobbs Creek, Darby Creek, and Ridley Creek Viaducts. More
UPDATE: Suburban Station Customer Amenities
New March 2017 Photos: Phase II of the project, the renovation of the existing public restrooms, has been completed and is open to the public. Phase III of construction, the new SEPTA crew space, is roughly 95 percent complete. 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