SEPTA to Rehabilitate the Margaret-Orthodox El Station

SEPTA crew

Crew from SEPTA takes questions

The good news is that SEPTA will rehabilitate the Margaret-Orthodox El station.  The bad news is that SEPTA will rehabilitate the Margaret-Orthodox El station.  No pain, no gain.  At the meeting tonight SEPTA laid out where they are in the planning process which could start early in 2011 and take two and a half years and will cost 25 million dollars.  There will be dirt, street closures, equipment, temporary platforms and delays.  On a positive note the result will be a newly transformed station that will be fully ADA compliant.  An elevator will rise from the sidewalk on the NW corner of Margaret St. and Frankford Avenue.  The platforms will be completely rebuilt with a tactile warning edge like the other stations have now.  Other bells and whistles are new lighting, cameras, alarms, glass block wind screens and other good stuff.

This is the start of the process where SEPTA is planning.  Now is the time to voice your concerns.  If you have any at all, email us at septa@frankfordgazette.com and I’ll see that they get to the right people.  Future meeting notices will be publicized here.