A new station site is needed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) platform requirements.
Site identified in 2010: Ann Street 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 was completed in late 2016.
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.