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February 13, 2015

SEPTA to delay City Hall station renovation due to DNC

Some updates will happen in the meantime

City Hall Subway Station Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

City Hall subway station.

SEPTA's scheduled renovation to the City Hall station is being put on the back burner after Thursday's announcement that the city will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The $150 million renovation was scheduled to begin the summer of 2016, CBS Philly reported. Spokesperson Jerri Williams told CBS Philly that while the major renovation will be delayed until August 2016, some updates will be made in the meantime. 

"Prior to the DNC coming, we are going to do a little resurfacing, do some painting of the walls. We’re going to increase the lighting. We’re going to do whatever we can – while we can’t completely renovate it – to upgrade, to refresh the area. That work will be enough to give Philadelphia and SEPTA a nice presentation to our visitors,” she explains.  “We are actually going to do that same work this summer in preparation for the visitors coming for the papal visit."

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