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Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements

Project Status

Construction


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.

External rendering of a renovated Paoli Station

External rendering of a renovated Paoli Station

Rendering of a renovated Paoli Station

Rendering of a renovated Paoli Station

Paoli Station parking lot landscaping

Paoli Station parking lot landscaping

Construction at Paoli Station

Construction at Paoli Station

Keystone Train at Paoli Station

Keystone Train at Paoli Station

Paoli Station construction

Paoli Station construction

Paoli parking lot striping

Paoli parking lot striping

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 FY15, 176, 474 Amtrak passengers and approximately 740,000 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 has commenced construction of the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements. This project will include a series of improvements aimed at making the station fully accessible for all passengers. The project includes a new center high level platform, new elevators and ramps, a pedestrian overpass, parking lot improvements, ADA improvements to the existing station building, and changes to infrastructure that allow for construction of the center high level platform.

Once complete, this project will set 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