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End of an era: Flip-Board at 30th Street Station is due to be replaced in January



PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –

The iconic flipboard at 30th Street Station with a Clickety-Clack sound that has welcomed countless passengers over the years will soon be silenced.

Amtrak announced on Friday, officially known as the Solari Board, will be replaced by a digital ad in January 2019.

The decision is part of a modernization plan for the station, Amtrak said.

Along with replacing the Solari board, Amtrak said it will also replace digital boards at each gate.

However, this is not the last stop for the nostalgic-sounding board. The Associated Press reports that its final destination is The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia in Amish Land.

Also at 30th Street Station, Amtrak said it would replace the PA system and platform displays to make it ADA compliant.

Once this work is completed, Amtrak said it would improve the rest of its scoreboards in the ClubAcela Lounge, the Food Court and other areas of the station.

Work is also being done on the outside of the building.

Scaffolding has been standing for two years as workers restore the exterior of the building.

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