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Wawa and SEPTA announce new train station. Photo Courtesy of SEPTA
Wawa and SEPTA announce new train station. Photo Courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA to welcome new ‘Wawa Station’ in August

For the first time since 1986, SEPTA trains will run through the Middletown Township in Media again, thanks to the Wawa agreement.

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Wawa, known for its 959 convenience stores and SEPTA, the region's most prominent transit system with its 290 stations, have come together to create the "Wawa Station."

The new 'Wawa Station' will be open for usage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 and will be located at 1490 W. Baltimore Pike in Middletown Township Media, PA 19063.

The two coming together will result in the reconstruction of more than 3.5 miles of Regional Rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station that SEPTA trains once ran through in 1986. The new Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line.

"Wawa is thrilled to partner with SEPTA to relaunch the Media/Wawa Line … [it's] a convenient way to travel from Wawa, Pennsylvania, to Center City Philadelphia and all stops in between," Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens said in the statement. 

'Wawa Station' is SEPTA's fifth major naming rights agreement since 2010.

"With this station naming rights agreement, SEPTA continues to be an industry leader in finding innovative and cost-effective ways to deliver enhanced services for our customers," said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. "We are grateful to Wawa for recognizing SEPTA's value to the region and for lending the Wawa name to our newest station."

SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards praised Wawa for its continuous support in many of its services and community-building initiatives. 

"We are thrilled that Wawa is partnering with us to make its hometown station a vibrant part of our Regional Rail network. We look forward to launching this new service and improving transportation options for those living and working in Middletown Township, Chester Heights, and surrounding communities," said Richards.

The new Wawa Station will give Middletown Township a second train station for transportation. SEPTA is happy that Wawa has chosen to invest in the many people of the Township.

"The new Wawa Station will be a convenient amenity for our residents and those traveling to and visiting this area. We look forward to the end of construction and the beginning of service next month," said Chester Heights Borough Mayor Ginamarie Ellis. 

Middletown Township Council Chair Mark Kirchgasser says he is excited about the additional resources the Wawa Station will bring to the area. 

The new Wawa Station building is entirely ADA accessible with a pedestrian underpass and restroom facilities and will feature a 600-space parking deck.

Wawa and SEPTA will traditionally open the new station to celebrate the new station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August. Further details will be announced in the future.

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