The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Thursday, January 29, 2015 |
The City Hall and 15th Street subway stations in Philadelphia will be under construction for the next few years, but the result will be a much more welcoming transit concourse.

Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes:

The century-old 15th Street station on the Market-Frankford Line and the 87-year-old City Hall station on the Broad Street line will be made roomier, brighter, and cleaner, and be equipped with 13 elevators to make them fully accessible.

And the dark, narrow passageways that connect the stations and the Subway-Surface Lines will be reconfigured to eliminate stairs and bottlenecks.

The dilapidated subway complex is the city's busiest: About 29,000 riders enter the two stations through the turnstiles each weekday, and thousands more use the free interchange that links the subway lines and the trolley tracks beneath City Hall.

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