SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey joined state and local leaders, and members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wayne Station on the Thorndale Regional rail line in Wayne, Delaware County.
The ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the extensive two-year $22.7 million Wayne Station Improvement Project. The project was funded as a joint federal, state and local effort to rejuvenate the historic station which dates to the late 1800’s.
Wayne Station continues to be an important transit location as over 1,200 passenger trips are made from the station each weekday.
New features of the revitalized Wayne Station include new high-level platforms which will increase passenger accessibility while reducing ‘dwell’ time improving performance. Also featured are new ADA compliant passenger ramps, refurbished passenger facilities and ticket window. Substantial restoration of the station building roof has been performed along with the existing platform surfaces and fences which have been have renewed and restored.
Improved signage, lighting, and new AV public address system have also been incorporated in the design of the century-old structure with a privacy wall on the inbound side constructed for nearby area residents. Vibrant new landscaping now surrounds the station with emphasis on the preservation of the popular holiday tree which stands adjacent to the station.
The Wayne Station Improvement Project employed 17 Delaware Valley firms supporting local jobs in construction including, major contractors A&E Construction (general) of Upper Darby, Vanalt (electrical) of Yeadon, and Santa Paula/Lima (mechanical) of Philadelphia.
For additional information, contact the SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 or access the SEPTA website at www.septa.org.