CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – SEPTA cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating its new Conshohocken Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line.
SEPTA cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating its new Conshohocken Station. The station, located on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line, provides “accessible Regional Rail service to a growing area of Montgomery County,” according to Pasquale T. Deon Sr., SEPTA Board Chairman. Service began November 6th.
Construction began back in November of 2019 and cost around $15 million. The construction will continue into early next year in order to “decommission the former Conshohocken Station.” SEPTA will then utilize a hybrid approach to “leverage outside expertise with the strengths of internal resources to increase overall productivity and cost effectiveness.”
In addition, the station is ADA-accessible and includes “a new building and passenger shelters; high-level platforms; an accessible parking area; a new grade crossing for vehicular and pedestrian traffic; and new signage and lighting.”
SEPTA CEO and General Manager, Leslie S. Richards, said: “Station accessibility is a core part of SEPTA’s capital program. . . With the opening of the new Conshohocken Station, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of making SEPTA easier to use and more accessible to all.” In the news release, SEPTA recognized the influence of Pennsylvania Act 89, a transportation funding law, and how it “enabled SEPTA to invest millions of dollars in the transit network throughout the region.”