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    • A worker cleans the ornate limestone capitals of the East Portico at 30th Street Station.

Facade work refreshes 30th Street Station as Amtrak shops its commercial-district plan

When Pennsylvania Railroad moved its headquarters from Broad Street to 30th Street Station upon its completion in 1935, the shift was seen as an attempt to move Philadelphia’s downtown to the…

    • Porch Swings made to linger, glide, and people-watch

University City District measures five years of The Porch

The University City District installed the Porch at 30th Street Station in 2011. Back then it seemed like a quixotic attempt to insert public space into a bleak, auto-dominated corner of…

    • Terrace Hall, Manayunk (file) | Matthew Grady for NewsWorks

August 29: Out-of-towners investing in Philly | Panama Canal to Packer Ave | Terrace Hall

Jacob Adelman has a look at why out-of-town investors are increasingly finding opportunity in Center City. Philly still has the twin drawbacks of persistent poverty and a steep wage tax,…

    • One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, Photo courtesy of Amtrak

July 29: Rethinking Philly's intercity bus hubs | Homeownership at a low | Philly's affordability in context

Amtrak passengers scored a win at the federal Surface Transportation Board yesterday when the Board moved to withdraw a proposal supported by freight rail companies challenging the priority status of passenger…

    • 30th Street Station Plaza view from east

A bold vision for 30th Street Station District unveiled, but can reality meet the ambitions?

“Go West, young man.” So exhorted Horace Greeley 150 years ago, borrowing those words from another writer to embrace and celebrate American manifest destiny. They are words the Pennsylvania Railroad took…

    • Rendering of the new entrance to reopened tunnel between 30th Street Station and SEPTA's subway and trolley station

June 16: 30th Street Station plan finalized | Historic nominations galore | The Oslo standard

Ashley Hahn wrote about the PECO building's historic nomination yesterday, and there were a few other nominations of interest that will now be considered by the full Historical Commission: The Mutual…

    • University City District's popular Porch would see continued improvements under the 30th Street Station District Plan

30th Street Station District Plan unveiled to excitement and ambivalence

On Wednesday night the freshly unveiled draft of the 30th Street Station District was put before the the public, once again seeking input. The North Concourse buzzed with excitement as Karl…

    • Rendering of the new entrance to reopened tunnel between 30th Street Station and SEPTA's subway and trolley station

30th Street Station District draft plan: Reopen SEPTA tunnel by 2020, cap rail yards by 2050

The 30th Street Station District team released a draft plan for overhauling the station and the surrounding area in advance of the plan’s penultimate public feedback meeting, which will be…

    • Draft Tier 1 EIS Alternative 3 - Transform

FRA presents expensive, alternative futures for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

Long train rides have an almost magical ability to free the rider’s thoughts from quotidian concerns, to let one’s mind wander unworried with the primary task at hand, arrival at some…

    • Three proposed

30th Street Station District Plan to reveal 3 bold diagrams for capping rail yards; seeks public feedback

On Wednesday, the 17-member organization team led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA that is developing a comprehensive plan for the 30th Street Station District will unveil…

    • The main hall of 30th St. Station. (Courtesy Amtrak/Chuck Gomez)

Will plans for 30th St. Station District include capping rail yards? That's up to you

A lot of people have a lot of big plans for 30th Street Station – capping the rail yard to its North, re-opening the tunnel between it and the Market-Frankford Line…

    • Bikeshare PHL

July 29: Renaming 30th St. Station | Laura Sparks to head William Penn | Local impact of the downgrade | Bike share as transit

Chaka Fattah's bill to rename 30th Street Station is sailing through Congress, with the support of every member of the Pennsylvania delegation. Peter J. Degnan is resigning from the William…

    • Amtrak Ridership

July 8: Preservation Tax Credit Saved | Cigarette Tax Still in Limbo | 30th St's High Amtrak Ridership | Another Building Collapse | Philly's Red Tape | Connecting the Circuit

While other advocacy groups across the state nervously wait for the budget minutiae to trickle out of Harrisburg, preservationists can unclench a bit - the PA Senate ended up rejecting a…

    • Regional Rail Paoli/Thorndale
Eyes on the Street

June 13: SEPTA regional rail strike likely, plans | Broad Street Line WiFi | Difference maker: Amy Laura Cahn | Renaming 30th Street Station

Happy Friday the 13th folks. Fair warning: Drexel’s commencement ceremonies are today, so be forewarned if you are in that neck of the woods today. A federal mediator will try to…

    • 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…

    • Branching Out, C Melon Images
Eyes on the Street

May 9-11: Natural Causes Art Dissection | Canstruction | Hidden geology tour | National Train Day | Brewerytown Spring Festival | Bainbridge Green Festival | Mother's Day at Franklin Square

Happy spring weekend, Eyes on the Street. In addition to the events listed below, don't forget that LOVE Your Park Week kicks off on Saturday with a day of service and…

    • Rail yards from Drexel Park
    • 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…

    • Dancing light, Photo by Blog King
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