SEPTA’s newest Regional Rail station will bear the name of a hometown institution thanks to a naming rights agreement announced today. The new Wawa Station will officially open for service on Sunday, August 21.
This announcement represents an important milestone for SEPTA’s multi-year project to restore more than 3.5 miles of Regional Rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station. SEPTA trains last served this area in 1986. The Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line to reflect the new terminus of service.
The partnership with Wawa is SEPTA’s fifth major naming rights agreement since 2010. As with the other agreements, this collaboration will further SEPTA’s commitment to generating new sources of revenue, which is critical to ensure the Authority can continue to recover from the pandemic.
Construction on the Elwyn to Wawa Service Restoration Project began in 2018, following earlier slope stabilization and substation work, and is nearing substantial completion. The new Wawa Station building is fully ADA accessible with a pedestrian underpass and restroom facilities. It features a 600-space parking deck and signalized access to Route 1. The station has multimodal access with connections to SEPTA Bus Routes 111 and 114.
SEPTA and Wawa will celebrate the opening of Wawa Station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August. Service and schedule details will be announced soon.
-via Press Release