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SEPTA modernizes Spring Garden, Girard subway stations

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officials have marked the completion of a $30 million project to modernize the 1920s-era Spring Garden and Girard subway stations on the Broad Street Line.

The work was among 32 projects covered by $191 million in federal stimulus funding, SEPTA officials said in a prepared statement. The work provided the first major overhaul for the two stations, which serve as key Broad Street Line stops and currently serve about 10,000 riders daily.

Station improvements included new stairs, turnstiles, floor tiles and enhanced energy-efficient lighting. Elevators and other enhancements were added to make the stations accessible to people with disabilities.

The project also featured original artwork as part of the agency’s Art in Transit program.

“This project represents a major step forward in SEPTA’s ongoing effort to improve customer service,” said General Manager Joseph Casey. “With these renovations, the Spring Garden and Girard stations are now ready to serve a new generation of SEPTA riders.”

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