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30th Street Station

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

07/29/2014

(An "Acela" sign, left, hangs on the wall behind the main ticket counter at Amtrak's 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Amtrak Looking To Upgrade Current Acela Passenger Cars

Amtrak officials want boost the rider capacity and the speed of their Acela Express train service.

07/03/2014

Inside 30th Street Station.  (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Designer Warns Against Renaming 30th Street Station

U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah last week introduced legislation that would rename 30th Street Station in honor of the late Bill Gray, the Philadelphia minister and former lawmaker who became the first African American to serve as House majority whip.

06/20/2014

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SEPTA Ridership Down Day After Strike Ends, But Commuters’ Spirits Weren’t

The sound of trains running was music to the ears of the hundreds of thousands of commuters who rely on SEPTA to get work.

06/15/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

Inside 30th Street Station.  (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

SEPTA Strike Forces Commuters To Find Travel Alternatives

The SEPTA strike was inconveniencing riders who had planned to use the regional rails over the weekend, forcing them to make alternate plans to get to their destination.

06/14/2014

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US Sen. Bob Casey Joins Call For Veterans’ Health Care Accountability

Appearing with a pair of US military veterans, Casey (at lectern) said the average time for the VA to process disability claims in Pennsylvania is now 300 days.

05/28/2014

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Hundreds Take Part In National Train Day Festivities At 30th Street Station

The 7th annual National Train Day took place Saturday with more than 300 events in all 50 states, including festivities at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

05/10/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Amtrak Official Outlines Long-Range Upgrade for 30th Street Station Area

“We call it a precinct plan because it goes beyond the immediate station itself,” an Amtrak official said.

05/02/2014

Amtrak train information at 30th Street Station. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Downed Power Lines In Maryland Cause Hour-Long Delays On Amtrak NE Corridor

Although the problem was south of Wilmington, trains to New York City and Boston saw the worst delays, the 5:15 a.m. to Boston didn’t leave 30th Street Station until close to 9 a.m.

04/29/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge’s Ruling: Boyfriend of Nadia Malik Stays Behind Bars

The boyfriend of 22-year-old Nadia Malik, the missing Delaware County woman found dead inside a car at 30th St. Station February 20th, has been ordered by a Delaware County judge to remain behind bars on charges he violated probation on an earlier DUI conviction by traveling to Ohio in the days before Malik’s body was found.

04/15/2014

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Philly Tech Week Opens Celebration of Region’s Vibrant Tech Community

Philly Tech Week kicks off Friday with nearly 150 different things to do.

04/04/2014

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Hear Philly: An Awesome April At The Porch At 30th Street Station 

Coined as Philadelphia’s next great public space, The Porch at 30th Street Station offers an assortment of events that are free for everyone and accessible to anyone.

03/31/2014

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Brother of Woman Found Dead in Car Near 30th Street Station Speaks Out

The brother of 22-year-old Nadia Malik, speaking out for the first time, says he believes the mother of three, who disappeared February 9th and whose body was found 11 days later in a car near 30th St. Station, was a victim of foul play.

03/04/2014

Police: No Sign Of Injury On Body Found In Snowed-Over Car

Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said an autopsy Friday showed “no visible sign of injury.” He said officials are awaiting toxicology reports.

02/22/2014

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