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SEPTA completes $8.3M rail station reconstruction

Posted on May 21, 2013

Improvements to the station include increased parking and ADA-accessible high-level platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station. Photo courtesy of SEPTA.
Improvements to the station include increased parking and ADA-accessible high-level platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station. Photo courtesy of SEPTA.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed its $8.3 million Primos Station Reconstruction Project.

Improvements to the station include a new station building; installation of a "kiss and ride" drop-off area; Americans with Disabilities Act accessible (ADA) high-level platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station; increased parking; new site accessories, including benches, trash and recycling cans, news box pen and bike rack; a new bio-filtration system to manage storm water onsite; and newly landscaped areas.

Passengers will also notice the enhanced lighting, signage and audio/visual capabilities. Work is currently taking place to add 55 additional parking spaces on the outbound side of the station.

SEPTA, elected offcials, community leaders and other dignitaries celebrated the addition of Primos Station to the agency's growing list of accessible stations. Photo courtesy of SEPTA.
SEPTA, elected offcials, community leaders and other dignitaries celebrated the addition of Primos Station to the agency's growing list of accessible stations. Photo courtesy of SEPTA.

The station also serves as a connection point for SEPTA's Route 107 Bus. Approximately 386 trips begin or end at Primos Station each weekday.

Primos Station renovations began in February 2011 and lasted until January 2013. The existing station was fully operational during construction. All work was completed by a combination of SEPTA employees and third party contractors, a prime example of the Authority's hybrid construction approach. This method matches SEPTA in-house work with pre-fabricated elements, leveraging outside experience with the strengths of internal resources to increase overall productivity and cost effectiveness.

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