The Media/Elwyn regional rail line has been successfully extended 3.5 miles west of Elwyn to the new Wawa station and is set to open at the end of summer, reports the Fox 29 staff.
With the extension comes a name change for the regional rail line from Media/Elwyn to Media/Wawa.
The multi-year extension project is a major milestone for SEPTA as it restored 3.5 miles of regional train service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa station.
SEPTA trains have not served this area since 1986.
SEPTA partnered with retailer Wawa for naming rights to the new station. This is the fifth major naming rights agreement since 2010 which will generate new revenue for SEPTA.
“We are grateful to Wawa for recognizing SEPTA’s value to the region and for lending the Wawa name to our newest station,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr.
The new station is ADA accessible with a pedestrian underpass and restroom facilities. It also features a 600-space parking deck that accesses Route 1.
There are connections at the station to SEPTA Bus Routes 111 and 114.
A ribbon cutting in August will celebrate the opening of the new station.
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