SEPTA announced this week that it’s new Regional Rail station will be known as the Wawa Station. The new station is very close to the Wawa Dairy headquarters on Route 1 in Wawa, PA, part of Middletown Township Delaware County.
Since 2018, SEPTA has been working on extending the “Media/Elwyn” commuter train line an additional 3.5 miles west in Middletown Township, Delaware County.
It’s actually a restoration project of commuter rail service that last ran through the area in 1986.
Drivers on Route 1 through Middletown Township can’t help but notice all the construction through the area which includes new rail lines, a new trestle over Route 1, a 600-space parking garage and the new station.
Wawa is paying $5.4 million for naming rights to the station over the next 10 years. This is not the first time that SEPTA has sold the naming rights to their train stations. Others include the NRG Energy Station at the Sports Complex, Jefferson Station at Market East and the Penn Medicine Station at University City.
“Wawa is thrilled to partner with SEPTA to relaunch the Media/Wawa Line and provide our friends and neighbors a convenient way to travel from Wawa, Pennsylvania, to Center City Philadelphia and all stops in between,” said Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens. “Located across from the Wawa Dairy that has been bottling and distributing milk for more than 100 years and adjacent to our home office campus, this rail line has meant a lot to Wawa and to our founding family throughout the years. We cannot wait to celebrate its return and look forward to being a part of new history through this new station.”
SEPTA and Wawa are planning a ribbon cutting at the end of August. The Media/Wawa line to Wawa Station opens to SEPTA passengers on August 21.