A new station site is needed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) platform requirements.
Site identified in 2010: Ann Street/Airport Drive (SR 441) at West Main Street (Route 230), just west of the Westporte Centre shopping center.
Station design is complete, pending Amtrak's review.
The new station will feature high-level platforms, a pedestrian overpass, elevators and stairs, ramps, and on-site parking.
Site preparation under a $2.6 million contract is underway and is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.
Norfolk Southern is expected to start an estimated $6.5 million in trackwork in 2017. Amtrak’s trackwork, estimated at $4.3 million, is expected to begin in late 2018. All trackwork is contingent upon availability of the Amtrak and Norfolk Southern workforces.
Work on the new station and platform, estimated to cost $24.4 million, is expected to begin in late 2018.
-- Capital Area Transit buses and charter buses will have designated pull-off and pick-up areas at the station.
-- Shuttle service is planned between the train station and Harrisburg International Airport.
-- Covered bike racks are to be installed at the station.
-- A pedestrian bridge over PA 230 (West Main Street) to Penn State–Harrisburg will be designed and constructed under a public-private partnership (P3).
-- Development of a 400-space parking facility will also be pursued under a P3, on PennDOT-owned property near the intersection of West Main Street and Ann Street. Click for P3 details.
Image: Conceptual Rendering of Pedestrian Bridge.
Image: Conceptual Rendering - Aerial View.
Image: Pre-construction site work, including demolition, grading, drainage, and fencing, was completed in October 2016.