30th Street Station

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City Life

Philly Coronavirus News: SEPTA and Amtrak Slump, Colleges Lock Down, To Cancel or Not to Cancel

Update: Thanks to the coronavirus, the City of Philadelphia has now banned all events expecting 1,000 or more people and is advising residents against attending […]

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30th Street Station’s Flipboard Looks So Lost in Its New Home

The old Amtrak flipboard from 30th Street Station was the Ferrari of flipboards. It was a sort of royalty, sprung from the heads and hands […]

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Presenting the Worst of Philly 2019: From Brian Sims to Geno’s Steaks and Beyond

Well, we searched high and low to find you the Best of Philly 2019, but we couldn’t do so without also recognizing the worst. Enjoy! […]

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Amtrak’s 30th Street Train Board Has Flipped Its Last

If you are a fan of fine Italian craftsmanship, analog technology, beauty, and nostalgia, then today is a sad day indeed: Amtrak has begun removing […]

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The 30th Street SEPTA Station Is Getting a Major Overhaul

The 30th Street Station Market-Frankford Line subway stop is getting fancified. SEPTA is due to receive a $15 million federal grant to modernize the station. […]

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Traffic Police Will Crack Down Around 30th Street Station This Fall

It’s happened to almost everyone who drives (I’d imagine): You’re following traffic slowly across an intersection, and you’re almost through to the other side when […]

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Amtrak Is Adding Breastfeeding “Pods” to Their Philly, DC, and New York City Stations

Guess what, mamas? Soon, you’ll no longer have to search high and low for safe, clean, private places to breastfeed or pump while traveling on […]

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Amtrak’s Audit of 30th Street Station Raises Serious Security Concerns

According to an audit recently conducted by Amtrak, “longstanding unmitigated security weaknesses at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and Penn Coach Yard are placing the security […]

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Commuters, Beware: Schuylkill Avenue Near 30th Street to Close for 15 Months

A few months ago, we warned you that traffic would get worse near 30th Street Station – and now, we’re warning you again. PennDOT will shut down a […]

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Here’s What Amtrak’s Fancy New Trains Will Look Like

Remember when Amtrak told us we were getting fancy new “next generation” high-speed trains? The transportation organization released the paint scheme for the trains today […]

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30th Street Station Renovations Postponed Because … Amazon

You know those fancy $6.5 billion renovations coming to 30th Street Station? Apparently they’re going to take a little longer than anticipated – because of Amazon. Amtrak […]


You Can Finally Get a Drink at The Porch at 30th Street Station

It’s been a big summer for beer gardens in Philly, with nearly 40 pop-ups and other spots in the city and the suburbs serving up […]

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Traffic Is About to Get Much, Much Worse Near 30th Street

Expect traffic near 30th Street Station to become even more of a nightmare later this month. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation detailed on Friday a major […]


Lyft Lands Amtrak Deal, Philly Taxis Feel Shut Out

When will Philadelphia’s transportation wars end? Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft aren’t the best of friends. The taxicab industry hates them both. And the PPA is the […]

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Amtrak Is Removing the Departures Flipboard Inside 30th Street Station

The giant flipboard that’s sat in the center of 30th Street Station for three decades and faithfully alerted passengers of train departures is being phased out […]