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Market East: New Face with AmtrakSep 11, 2012 | News Archive
Future plans for Amtrak include moving their central base from 30th Street to Market-East Station.
The Amtrak Vision for the Northeast Corridor Plan 2012 was recently released with an initiative to restore Philadelphia's depressing Market East Station, often seen with night walkers during the day; haphazardly notorious for tons of sticky air pollutant Greyhound and coach buses roving through the small streets of Chinatown. Over the years, Amtrak has been struggling with its business infrastructure; Republicans not willing to fund them and the Democrats claiming it's an essential part to the American experience thereby willing to allocate funds. The plan aims to revitalize and bring life to the surrounding area of Market and 10th streets. They hope that centralizing Amtrak downtown, will encourage businesses to buy into the ever crumbling gallery and people will gravitate to the area. There's also talks of store fronts essentially digitizing their signage to resemble a more "Time Square Manhattan" ambiance, as well as new business and real estate ventures. I am totally with this change! It's necessary. Read more about How Amtrak May Redefine Philadelphia here: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/09/how-amtrak-might-redefine-downtown-philadelphia/3195/
Posted By: Melissa HendersonNews