Amtrak reveals new design for 30th Street Station

A 30th Street Station overhaul has been in the works for over a year as a part of the 30th Street Station District plan that will modernize much of the University City area of West Philadelphia.

Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan, a partnership between Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel, and SEPTA, recently released a set of renderings and descriptions of their plans for the 30th Street Station redevelopment.

“The refined concept includes … solutions to customer parking and drop-off locations, improves pedestrian flow around the station, enhances lighting for better security and visibility and provides safer walking and driving conditions,” stated the press release.

Additional renovations will include a grand entry into the West Underground Concourse, new restaurants and retail, and a new underground connection, which will connect the subway and trolley.

The entire plan is proposed to cost $2 billion and is expected to generate approximately $3.8 billion in taxes and create up to 40,000 new jobs.

Image courtesy of Amtrak