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    • 30th Street Station

Amtrak launches 30th Street Station master planning

The Porch at 30th Street, the renovated Internal Revenue Service 30th Street campus, the Schuylkill River Trail and suggestions to develop air rights above SEPTA and Amtrak rail yards:  How can…

    • Some of the Acela train sets are 15 to 16 years old. At best, Amtrak expects their lifetime to be about 20 years

Amtrak calls for high-speed train sets

Amtrak is on the hunt for up to 28 new high-speed train sets to service the Northeast Corridor - the stretches from Washington, D.C., through Philadelphia to New York and Boston.…

    • Biden spoke of the importance of investing in and modernizing rail at 30th Street Station

Biden lauds Amtrak's new locomotives, rail investment

Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia yesterday to catch a glimpse of the first of Amtrak’s new electric locomotives and to speak in support of rail transportation and investment at…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Philadelphia could host rail conference this spring

Rail advocates and transit supporters could come together for a national conference in Philadelphia this spring.  Thursday, members of the Rail Users' Network (RUN), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the country’s…

    • Amtrak's construction outside 30th Street Station's west entrance will finish around Thanksgiving

Construction near 30th Street Station wrapping up this fall

If you’ve passed through the 30th Street Station area lately, you have likely seen construction fences around the station’s west entrance. While this Amtrak project is buzzing along, PennDOT is completing…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

    • The future Ardmore Transportation Center will include 528 feet of ADA accessible, high level platforms

Ten years later Ardmore Transportation Center still in the works

In 2003 the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners approved the Ardmore Transit Center Conceptual Master Plan. A decade later, one element of that plan, phase one of the Ardmore Transportation…

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Eyes on the Street

Feb 4: Blatstein casino update | Bakers Centre ShopRite job access | Overbrook parish merger | St. Bonaventure's grim future | Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Amtrak jeopardized

Good morning, and welcome to the working week. Enjoy the sunny, albeit chilly, morning: The skies are going to cloud up and bring another evening dusting of snow our way. Bart…

    • Traffic on DRPA toll bridges is down 13% since 2007.
Eyes on the Street

Developer feud: Blumenfeld v. Caplan | 30th Street reno work | Toll bridge traffic down | 'More park, less way'

It is a beautiful morning, Streeters, but we're heading for 96º today (feeling more like 105º). It's back to the territory of excessive heat, so do your best to stay…

    • Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

Public hearing tonight on design for AMTRAK's new transmission line, electrification system

AMTRAK and representatives from Burns Engineering will hold a public meeting tonight in Radnor Township to discuss an electrification transmission line project, now in the design and planning phases, that will…

    • An earlier rendering of the Porch | Rendering by Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.
Eyes on the Street

The Porch: a super-sized parklet full of potential

On November 2, the new public space on 30th Street Station’s south side officially opened with much fanfare. Circus performers unfurled a small banner above the large crowd, revealing the plaza’s new…

    • Name This Plaza | Rendering by Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.
Eyes on the Street

Name Game

As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, the south side of 30th Street Station is getting a new public space created from a former parking lane on Market Street. The space is currently being…

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announces $2 Billion for high-speed intercity rail projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an unprecedented investment to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the…

    • Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Philadelphia businesses and planners tally economic benefits of high-speed rail

Amtrak unveiled its $117 billion high-speed rail plan for the Northeast Corridor in September.Three months later, a panel began tallying up the potential economic benefit to the Philadelphia region at…

    • PennDOT allocates money for a new train station for Coatesville

PennDOT allocates money for a new train station for Coatesville

In an unusual move, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has allocated a little more than $15 million for a new station before it is designed.The station, at Coatesville, lies along…

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Man killed by train identified

The man killed by an Amtrak train Thursday at Holmesburg Junction has been identified as Steven Sumaliki. The 25-year-old Holmesburg resident had reportedly been spotted near the station by Amtrak…

    • Drexel Shaft on way down

PRR steam plant chimney imploded at 30th Street

Nov. 15 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhillyUnder the watchful eyes of the City of Philadelphia emergency management folks, police and hundred of onlookers, the 400-foot, brick facaded chimney that loomed…

"Drexel Shaft" at 30th Street Station to be demolished Sunday

Necessary Ruins: Eulogy for a Shaft I consider the Drexel Shaft to be that good friend with a quiet solid presence.  Like a lot of utilitarian remnants of Philadephia’s industrial…

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