SEPTA 15th Street StationPhiladelphia, PA
“Reconstruction of 15th Street Station is another example of the important infrastructure enhancements SEPTA is making for our customers, as well as the City and region,” Jeffrey D. Knueppel, SEPTA General Manager
- 46,000 SF
- $28 Million
SEPTA’s key objective was to make all portions of this station accessible to the whole public. A massive challenge, it required five elevators, four ramps, and related services, all while keeping transit running.
New fare lines can be reached by ramps for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. Newest generation turnstiles and ADA gates are installed. Ramps, railings and screens are all stainless steel, visually open to riders and the public. LED lighting optimizes fixtures with long-life, low-energy light sources. SEPTA Key signs and graphics provide user-friendly guidance to transit lines as well as street and concourse level destinations.
Columns in the center of the platforms showcase Philadelphia’s acclaimed light and glass artist Ray King. His Art-in-Transit panels represent a 1910 map of the city, just before this transit system was built.