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Temple University Station Elevator Improvement Project

Phase I: OUTBOUND PLATFORM Elevator Temporarily Out of Service Beginning Monday, May 14, 2018

SEPTA will replace equipment and improve elevator operational features for the Inbound and Outbound elevators. The work, taking place between May and June 2018, will take only one elevator out at a time.

Phase I - Starting Monday, May 14th, the OUTBOUND Platform Elevator will be taken out of service. The INBOUND (towards Center City) Elevator will remain in service.

Customers should follow the Alternate Accessibility Plan below during construction.

Alternate Accessibility Plan

To Enter the System:

  • Take ANY Regional Rail Train towards Center City to Jefferson Station

  • Cross over to the Track 1 and Track 2 Platform for INBOUND Regional Rail service to Temple University Station


To Exit the System:

  • Take ANY Regional Rail Train to Fern Rock Transportation Center

  • Cross over to the Track 1 and 2 Platform for INBOUND Regional Rail service to Temple University Station.


Available Bus Routes:

  • As an alternate to Regional Rail trains, customers can take Route 23 (11th & Norris Sts.) for service towards Center City or Route 47 (8th & Norris Sts.) for service towards Whitman Plaza.


Customers can also use Google Transit to find the best travel option.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the OUTBOUND Elevator is scheduled to return to service and Phase II of the project will begin with the INBOUND Elevator being taken out of service. Please check this page regularly for updates or look for additional signage with Alternate Accessibility information.

Visit the Elevator Status page on your phone or mobile device for real-time elevator status information or call 877-737-8248. Additional accessibility information is available on the accessibility page.