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SEPTA to add fare line at new transportation center


On Jan. 5, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to open a second fare line at its new Frankford Transportation Center.

The new line will offer access to additional cashier booths, turnstiles and token vending machines, and the mezzanine level, and will be accessible by elevator, escalator or stairway. The additional line is expected to reduce passengers’ travel time, according to a prepared statement.

Opened in August 2003, the $187 million Frankford Transportation Center is SEPTA’s busiest, processing more than 50,000 riders daily. The station provides access to one trackless trolley route, 15 bus routes and the Market-Frankford Elevated Line.

SEPTA also plans to make other improvements to the station. This year, the authority expects to finish restoring the Bridge Street Terminal building, which will be connected to Frankford Transportation Center by an overhead walkway. And in 2005, SEPTA plans to open a 1,000-car parking garage at the station.

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