Wawa Station. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

SEPTA Opens Regional Rail Extension To Wawa In Middletown Township

Exciting things have arrived in Middletown Township in Delaware County, PA, within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region, where SEPTA has officially began train service to the Wawa Station. Located along the Media/Wawa Line (formerly called the Media/Elwyn Line), Wawa sits at a roughly three mile distance from Elwyn, the regional rail line’s former terminus. The project to restore former train service in the farther reaches of DELCO was originally given a price tag of $57 million, before it was inflated to a final number of $197 million. The extension is fully electrified, as is the rest of the Regional Rail network.

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YIMBY Presents Skyline Massings of Ultra Labs University City in West Philadelphia

The Ultra Labs University City is a 12-story building proposed at 125 North 32nd Street, University City, just to the south of the West Philadelphia rail yards. Developed by Republic Properties with SEPTA, the 185,279-square-foot facility will consist of mixed-use of laboratory and office space. Today we present YIMBY-exclusive concept massings that offer a comprehensive look at how the project will appear on the skyline.

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Ultra Labs at University City. Image via Scheer Partners

Floor Plans Revealed for Ultra Labs University City in University City, West Philadelphia

Floor plans have been recently revealed for Ultra Labs University City at 125 North 32nd Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Developed by the Republic Properties and Scheer Partners, the structure will rise 190 feet and 19 stories tall and will contain 185,279 square feet of interior space. The mixed-use building will combine laboratory and office space, joining the many lab buildings located throughout University City.

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Construction Progresses at Middletown Train Station Extension in Middletown, PA

Construction has progressed at SEPTA’s Middletown Regional Rail extension. After decades of SEPTA’s transit coverage slowly shrinking, the project is an important step toward renewed expansion, making the regional rail network more easily accessible to a growing population area. The project will extend the line roughly three miles deeper into Delaware County, from the current Elwyn train station to where the former Wawa Station once stood. The station will be renamed Middletown when it opens later this year and will be the new terminus of the Media/Elwyn line, featuring a high-level island platform, a station building, and a 600-space parking garage to be used as a park-and-ride facility.

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Train. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.

Construction Progresses On New Conshohocken Train Station

Construction is progressing on a new Regional Rail station in Conshohocken, northwest of Philadelphia. According to SEPTA data, in 2017 the station saw an average of 771 daily boardings with 747 alightings, making it one of SEPTA’s busier regional rail stations. The new station will feature high-level platforms, a new canopy over the platform, and a new station building. Both the Schuylkill River Trail and the Manayunk Norristown Line track will be realigned for the project. New parking facilities will be included in the project. Construction costs are estimated at $13.25 million.

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