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Background

Proposed Site Plan, July 2013

The Mount Joy Station is well-used but had long been little more than a “bus stop” along the Keystone Corridor, with a small, basic shelter on each side of the tracks. The need for station enhancements coincided with revitalization efforts in downtown Mount Joy, just one block away. PennDOT and Amtrak collaborated with “Main Street Mount Joy,” a non-profit devoted to promoting a vibrant downtown, through the multi-year process of visioning, conceptual development, design, and construction.

2001 – Feasibility study for relocating station conducted
2002 – Funding secured to develop the station
2004 – Funding from MPO for initial design
2005 – Conceptual site plan developed
2006 – Public meeting to present concept plans and receive public comment
2008 – Amtrak agreement to current location
2009 – Main Street Mount Joy focus group meetings and community meetings
2010 – PennDOT/federal funding secured to design and build station
2012 – Phase I (streetscaping and parking) completed
2016 – Groundbreaking for Phase II, station platforms and access