Land purchases for King of Prussia line approved by SEPTA board

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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Artist’s rendering of proposed Mall Boulevard Station.

The SEPTA board has approved the purchase of land for the King of Prussia line project.

The King of Prussia line will extend the existing Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) 4 miles into King of Prussia, providing a “one seat” ride from any station along the NHSL, including the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and Norristown Transportation Center.

Map of proposed King of Prussia Line (SEPTA)

The Board’s decision authorizes SEPTA to begin appraising the properties, determining fair market value, making offers, and reaching an agreement with owners. SEPTA will attempt to acquire all necessary property interests through good faith negotiations.

SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie Richards said, “KOP Rail will connect the three largest employment hubs in the region – Center City, University City, and King of Prussia – increasing equity by increasing access to jobs and opportunities with frequent and reliable transit service . . .”

SEPTA’s Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Budget commits $390 million to advance KOP Rail to final design and progress real estate activities. The project is currently at 30% design, and construction is expected to begin in 2025 if full funding is secured. SEPTA will seek a Federal Transit Administration New Starts Capital Investment Grant to support up to 60% of the total project cost.

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