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Released: 4/19/2013 

New Elevator to Open Monday Morning at Ferry Ave. PATCO Station

PATCO will open a new elevator on Monday morning at its Ferry Avenue commuter rail station.   

The completed elevator is part of a $22 million program to make PATCO stations more accessible to more people.  All PATCO stations are scheduled to be equipped with elevators by 2017.

“The new elevator will improve the customer experience for all PATCO passengers.” said General Manager John Rink. “Over the next four years, we will be building elevators in all PATCO stations that aren’t already equipped with them.  The Ferry Avenue launch is a sign of good things to come.”

The Ferry Avenue elevator cost slightly more than $1.57 million to construct.  The Federal Transportation Administration provided 80 percent of the funding.
In July, PATCO plans to open two more elevators at its 9th&10th/ Locust Street Station in Philadelphia.

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The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that connects millions of people and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The DRPA owns and operates the PATCO commuter rail line and the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross toll bridges.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry. For more information, please visit our website: www.drpa.org or follow us on Twitter: @DRPA_Pa and NJ.


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