PHILADELPHIA — [tweetable]Amtrak is making a $35 million investment to upgrade the historic 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.[/tweetable]
The upgrades, according to Amtrak, will improve the passenger experience and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The upgrades also meet long-term infrastructure needs of the 80-year-old station.
“30th Street Station is an iconic fixture in Philadelphia,” Stephen Gardner, Amtrak vice president of Northeast Corridor infrastructure and investment development, said in a statement. “As stewards of this national historic landmark we are committed to maintaining its status as a first-class facility for passengers and further integrating the station into the vital University City neighborhood.”
The Pennsylvania Railroad opened the station in 1933 after several years of construction. The station remains one of the busiest in the Amtrak network and is served by 29 Amtrak trains per day on average.
While some building entrances may be temporarily closed during construction, train service will not be altered, Amtrak said. In addition to Amtrak, the station is also served by SEPTA and N.J. Transit trains.