DRPA is restoring rail service to Old City Philadelphia with a contemporary, accessible, and architecturally vibrant overhaul of the 87-year-old Franklin Square station. Closed for nearly a half century, the reopening involves repairs to station facilities as well as replacement of critical infrastructure.
Burns revived the station’s original character, while upgrading infrastructure to a state of good repair. Enhancements include:
Burns is leading design and supporting project construction. Management tasks involve overseeing construction milestones, ensuring disruption-free operation of PATCO rail service and year-round community access to Franklin Square park. Project services include:
Burns previously assisted DRPA to secure federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant funding.
The Franklin Square station is scheduled to reopen in 2024.
Renderings Courtesy of Sowinski Sullivan Architects
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), 5th Street Station Rehabilitation
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