Paoli Train Station Improvements
Project Update on October 14, 2016 at 1:08 PM: Amtrak is in the process of ordering materials, organizing work schedules and proceeding with their procurement process for the construction contractor. They expect field work and the contractor to begin work late 2016 with active onsite engagement in the first quarter of 2017.
About the Station
The Paoli Train Station is an Amtrak owned station located in Pennsylvania along the Keystone Corridor which extends from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pa. The station is served by both Amtrak trains (Keystone and Pennsylvanian) and SEPTA Regional Rail trains (Paoli Thorndale Line). In FY 13, 175,299 Amtrak passengers and 737,857 SEPTA passengers passed through the station. Built in 1953 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, the one-story brick building is not accessible, and in need of improvement. SEPTA and Amtrak have partnered to make modifications to the station and infrastructure at the station to bring it into compliance with 2006 Department of Transportation (DOT) Accessibility standards.
About the Project
The project will include a new center high level platform, elevators, ramps, a pedestrian overpass, parking lot improvements, ADA improvements to the existing station building, and changes to infrastructure (track, 261 signal from Paoli to Frazer, electric traction) that allow for construction of the center high level platform. Once complete, this work will bring the Paoli Station into compliance making it accessible for all users.