The End of an Era: 30th Street Station to Replace Flip Board

The iconic switchboard at 30th Street Station that echoes sounds of clicking destinations through the train station, is soon to be a thing of the past.

The Solari board in the 30th street terminal

The Solari board, which tells passengers when their train is coming is being replaced by a digital board in January of 2019.

Amtrak announced that this is part of a 30th Street Station renovation. Along with the Solari board, digital boards will also be replaced at each gate.

Amtrak wants to improve the passenger experience with easy to read displays to fulfill the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Since the Solari board is considered an antique, after it is replaced, it will go to the The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Stratsburg, 60 miles from Amish country.

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