Other amenities for customers include a new bus canopy, passenger shelters, benches, enhanced lighting, trash cans and signs. Bike racks have also been installed, as have new plumbing, heating and ventilation systems. The main building also includes space for a retail tenant.
The reconstructed loop features a one-of-a-kind Art in Transit project , “Arches of Resurgence”, by British-born artist Michael Morgan. The piece features brick arches that are designed to inspire hope and renewal, and link elements of nearby Fairmount Park with the community. The installation features a line from a song by legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, who lived in the neighborhood during some of the most celebrated years of his career.
Residents of the area surrounding the loop played a major role in helping SEPTA transform it to a facility that meets the needs of riders while also preserving its heritage.
“The partnership between SEPTA and the community was key to this process,” Casey said. “The input we received was critical in making this project come to fruition, and we appreciate the patience of neighbors during construction.”