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Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements

Project Status

Complete


Planning

Environmental Review

Design

Construction

Complete

Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements

The Paoli Train Station is an Amtrak-owned station located in Pennsylvania along the Keystone Corridor which extends from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pa.

Exterior shot of the Paoli Train Station

Exterior shot of the Paoli Train Station

The station is served by both Amtrak trains (Keystone and Pennsylvanian) and SEPTA Regional Rail trains (Paoli Thorndale Line) as well as SEPTA bus routes 92, 105, 106, 204, 205 and 206. In FY18, 233,816 Amtrak passengers and 646,446 SEPTA passengers passed through the station. The current station facilities built in 1953 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, including the one-story brick station building, are not accessible and are in need of improvement. SEPTA and Amtrak have partnered to make modifications to the station and infrastructure at the station to bring into compliance with 2006 Department of Transportation Accessibility Standards.

Amtrak, along with its project partners, has completed construction of the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements. This project included a series of station enhancements including, a new center high level platform, new elevators, stairs and ramps, a pedestrian overpass, parking lot improvements, ADA improvements to the existing station building and upgrades in rail infrastructure to support other project components. Vehicular circulation has also been improved in the south, northeast and northwest parking lots, with directional arrows painted on the ground to streamline traffic flow in and out of the parking lots.

This project sets the stage for additional components needed to construct the Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center, a new expansive transportation center envisioned to serve the growing needs of the traveling public, and support the Paoli business district and future growth of the area.

Benefits

  • Improve Accessibility
  • Improve Safety
  • Provide Operational Flexibility

Partners

  • Amtrak
  • SEPTA
  • PennDOT