30th Street Station Is Getting A Name Change

That train ticker coming down still kind of hurts... but it's not the only change in recent years that's now coming to 30th Street Station. The iconic station in Center City is getting a bit of a name change - and it becomes official today.

Amtrak announced an agreement with The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation to officially rename the the station in honor of the late Congressman. He was a representative for 13 years of Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District.

Justin Gray, son of the late Bill Gray, said: "We are glad to have reached an agreement with Amtrak. Together, the Foundation and Amtrak will pave the way to achieve a fitting memorial for my father's legacy. He dedicated his life to public service and we are thrilled to be paying tribute in his beloved Philadelphia."

The station will now have signage, a plaque, and a statue of William H. Gray III.

The name won't be significantly different - but it won't just be "30th Street Station" anymore. The official new name will be William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.

A press conference is expected today as well in Washington, DC to solidify it.

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