- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials plan to seek federal funding to help open a shuttered Philadelphia train stop commonly referred to as Ghost Station.

Delaware River Port Authority officials tell The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1Qs2YGM ) that they will apply for a federal grant to cover $22.4 million of the $28 million needed to reopen the Port Authority Transit Corporation’s Franklin Square Station in the Old City section of Philadelphia. The DRPA oversees the PATCO, the commuter rail that shuffles passengers between southern New Jersey and downtown Philadelphia.

The 79-year-old station was abandoned in 1979 and is dimly lit and eerie.

The DRPA received a report examining the feasibility of reopening the station in March. It says the station would serve 1,300 passengers each day. But most of those already use other stations in the city.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com


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