19th Street Station Improvements


SEPTA is redesigning 19th Street Station for accessibility and to prepare for Trolley Modernization. These improvements will allow riders with mobility challenges to access the station and will make the station compatible with modern trolley vehicles. The 19th Street Station serves five SEPTA trolley routes, providing access to and from Center City Philadelphia for communities throughout West Philadelphia and University City. These station improvements are funded through a 2021 U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant.


  • Design: 2023-2024
  • Construction: 2024-2026


  • Elevators, providing access to each platform to and from the street
  • Raised platforms that are compatible with new trolley vehicles
  • Reconfigured entrances to improve accessibility

Building a Lifestyle Transit Network

As part of our 12-year capital investment program, we’re making stations accessible, acquiring new vehicles, investing in communications, and upgrading services for our buses, Metro, and rail to deliver on our vision of easy to use, frequent, and integrated transit.

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