SEPTA Station To be Named for Store Chain

Philadelphia-based Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is naming a new rail station and rail line after convenience store chain Wawa.

The Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line to reflect the new terminus at 1490 W. Baltimore Pike in Wawa, Pennsylvania.

The convenience store chain is based in Wawa and has stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

In a news release, SEPTA said it has been working since 2018 to restore more than 3.5 miles of Regional Rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station. SEPTA trains last served the area in 1986.

The extension is the SEPTA’s first since the Airport Line began operating in 1985.

The Wawa Station will be fully ADA accessible with a pedestrian underpass and restroom facilities. It will feature a 600-space parking deck. It will connect with SEPTA Bus Routes 111 and 114.

The partnership with Wawa is SEPTA’s fifth major naming rights agreement since 2010.

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