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30th Street Station District Plan: Reopen SEPTA Tunnel by 2020, Cap Rail Yards by 2050

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Source: PlanPhilly

The 30th Street Station District team released a draft plan for overhauling the station and the surrounding area...

In its draft form, the plan calls for reopening the tunnel connecting 30th Street Station to SEPTA’s nearby subway and trolley station, building two new bridges over the Schuylkill River, opening a new intercity bus terminal, expanding public space surrounding the station, and launching new retail options inside.

Most ambitiously, the draft plan calls for covering the rail yards and Northeast Corridor lines next to 30th Street Station with a partial cap, allowing for the development of an expensive new neighborhood above...

The plans and renderings were prepared by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with collaboration from Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN and HR&A Advisors.

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