Scope: This project provides for a third party to replace two escalators at 15th Street, which provide access to the Center City Concourse and one escalator at 8th Street Station.
Under an agreement with the City of Philadelphia, SEPTA recently assumed maintenance and facility improvement responsibilities for the pedestrian concourses adjacent to the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines, including these three (3) escalators. Originally installed and maintained by the City of Philadelphia, this vertical conveyance equipment will be modernized in accordance with SEPTA standards. Project work will include the design and construction of these escalators.
The improvement to these escalators is part of the Rebuilding for the Future program for the Center City Concourses. The project will improve customer service, encourage ridership growth, and improve safety and security for customers and employees.