April 1, 2013 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting the real estate market in this region's communities. Wayne Junction is not a neighborhood - it's a busy transportation hub that straddles the borders of Nicetown and Germantown. "The Junction," as it is known, handles five Regional Rail lines, one trackless trolley, and two bus routes, all serving 190,500 passengers a year. But what's happening there could have an enduring and positive impact on the two neighborhoods, and the rest of North and Northwest Philadelphia.
April 28, 2011 |
Under a decaying ceiling and not far from a collapsed roof, SEPTA and city officials on Thursday collected $4 million from the Obama administration to help rebuild the 110-year-old Wayne Junction rail station in Germantown. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff handed over a mock check for $3.98 million, saying the Wayne Junction project is "long, long overdue. " "To attract new riders, transit needs to be clean, safe, reliable and desireable," Rogoff said. The dilapidated Wayne Junction station, once a destination of the Reading Railroad's "Crusader" to New York and its "Royal Blue" to Baltimore, is none of the four.
April 29, 2011 |
Under a decaying ceiling in the ticket office, next to peeling paint and not far from a collapsed roof, SEPTA and local officials collected $4 million from the Obama administration on Thursday to help rebuild the 110-year-old Wayne Junction rail station in Germantown. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff handed over a mock check for $3.98 million, saying the Wayne Junction project was "long, long overdue. " "To attract new riders, transit needs to be clean, safe, reliable, and desirable," Rogoff said.
June 15, 2012 |
SEPTA's Regional Rail trains are running up to 45 minutes late because of power problems. The Fox Chase line was shut down entirely for nearly an hour, after the problems started around 5 p.m., in the middle of the day's peak rush from Center City. A SEPTA spokesman said the problem was apparently caused by downed wires near 16th Street Junction, between the North Broad and Wayne Junction stations, which triggered electrical problems at the Wayne Junction electrical substation, which provides power for the trains.
January 21, 2011 |
Facing hefty bills for 120 new railcars and a planned makeover of the dilapidated Wayne Junction station in Germantown, SEPTA is planning to borrow $250 million. The trip to Wall Street's bond markets would be SEPTA's first borrowing for new projects in 12 years. The new money would provide $208 million for new Silverliner V railcars, spare parts, and training, and $23 million for the reconstruction of the Wayne Junction facility, SEPTA finance officers said Thursday. If the SEPTA board approves the borrowing at its meeting next Thursday, the agency hopes to have the money within four months, assistant treasurer Tom McFadden said.
November 15, 1991 |
Thousands of rush-hour commuters were stranded this morning during the height of the rush hour when a section of overhead wires at the Wayne Junction in Germantown suddenly fell, halting service on six SEPTA commuter rail lines. The lines affected were Warminster, West Trenton, Lansdale-Doylestown, Norristown, Chestnut Hill East and Fox Chase. There was no immediate explanation for the downed wires, which affected travel both to and from Suburban Sation and the Market East stations in Center City.
June 20, 2012 |
The Philadelphia area will get $12.8 million in federal funding that was sought to help renovate an aging SEPTA power substation and repair 11 highway and railroad bridges. The grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation were announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Reps. Allyson Y. Schwartz and Chaka Fattah, all Pennsylvania Democrats. The Wayne Junction power substation provides electricity to operate half of SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the 1920s-vintage facility has been a source of frequent failures in recent years.
November 16, 1991 |
Suburban SEPTA commuters did not have an easy time of it yesterday. "It was a day from hell," said Margie Sullivan, a SEPTA spokeswoman. During the height of the morning rush hour, a power outage left thousands of commuters stranded and late for work. A downed powerline at Wayne Junction in Germantown stopped all trains on six rail lines: the Warminster (R2), West Trenton (R3), Landsdale/Doylestown (R5), Norristown (R6), Chestnut Hill East (R7) and Fox Chase (R8) lines.
November 16, 2002 |
A power outage knocked out service to all of SEPTA's regional commuter trains for about 2 1/2 hours yesterday, stranding thousands of riders during the evening rush. SEPTA said the failure occurred about 5:45 p.m. at a distribution center at Wayne Junction in North Philadelphia that services the entire Regional Rail network. Transit agency spokesman Richard Maloney said the failure was an example of "Murphy's law" at work. Some trains ended up being stuck between stations at a time of high volume, he said.