SEPTA’s University City transit hub gets a new name

The Regional Rail Station serving University City will become Penn Medicine Station.

As SEPTA Regional Rail riders enter University City, they have a bird’s eye view of a new Penn Medicine hospital rising in West Philadelphia. Now, University City’s main travel hub will reflect the health system’s name. 

Commuters exiting Septa's University City Station outside walking down the stairs.
The Station formerly named University City Station will be renamed Penn Medicine Station. 

SEPTA and Penn Medicine today announced a partnership that will result in the Regional Rail station known as University City Station becoming Penn Medicine Station. The 6,400 passengers that use the station every day will see new signage, maps, and interactive screens in the coming weeks. As with SEPTA’s other naming rights agreements, this partnership will further SEPTA’s commitment to generating new sources of revenue.

“This agreement with Penn Medicine will deliver major benefits to our customers and other taxpayers who help fund the Authority’s operations,” says SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon. “The revenue this generates will go directly toward the everyday costs of running the transit system.”

“As the gateway to the Pavilion and our West Philadelphia medical campus, thousands of people each day pass through this SEPTA station en route to work, visit, and receive care in our facilities, and we’re so thrilled for the opportunity for the station to bear the Penn Medicine name,” says Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Read more at Penn Medicine News.