PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – SEPTA has renamed the Fifth Street stop on the Market Frankford Line in an effort to make its service more tourist-friendly.

With the Fourth of July season here, SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel hopes the small change will make a big difference:

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“The timing was perfect to make the announcement today that Fifth Street is now Fifth Street/Independence Hall.”

The stop on the Market-Frankford Line describes for out-of-towners what they’ll find at Fifth Street.

“We thought about Independence Mall — but heck, that’s not a good one.” Knueppel says. “We didn’t want people to think this was a place to go shopping.”

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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He says given the historical significance of the area, selling the naming rights to the Fifth Street station was not a consideration.

Knueppel says SEPTA has applied for a $7.8-million federal TIGER grant to help pay for a $19.5 million overhaul of the Fifth Street station.

At a news conference to announce the change, City Councilman Mark Squilla said Fifth Street/Independence Hall is now a destination stop:

“I think it’s something that makes so much sense. It’s something that we probably should have did years and years ago.”

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SEPTA has replaced station signs and street signs to reflect the change.