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Phase I: Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements (click arrows for more photos)

February 28, 2017, Phase I Groundbreaking at Paoli Station (L to R) Tom F. Mortiz, Amtrak Senior Director Business Development; Michelle Kichline, Chair of Chester County Commissioners; Toby Fauver, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation; Pennsylvania Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19); Trip Lukens, Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors Chairman; Jeffrey Knueppel, SEPTA General Manager; Joe McHugh, Amtrak Vice President State Supported Services and Business Development; and Theresa Garcia Crews, U.S. Department of Transportation Region 3 Administrator.
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Theresa Garcia Crews, U.S. Department of Transportation Region 3 Administrator.
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  • The existing Paoli Station, built more than 60 years ago, is not compliant with ADA accessibility standards and is in need of improvement.
  • Amtrak, SEPTA, and PennDOT are partnering to bring the station and related infrastructure into compliance as Phase I of the Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center development. The ADA-accessible facility would accommodate Amtrak and SEPTA trains, local and regional buses, taxis, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
  • Modifications to the existing restrooms were completed in August 2014.
  • Accessible parking spaces were restriped in September 2014.
  • Additional planned improvements include a new high-level platform and associated track work, elevators, ramps, a pedestrian overpass, parking lot improvements, and ADA improvements to the existing station building.
  • Construction began in February 2017, with Phase I completion slated for 2018.

  • Image: Illustrative Site Plan of Amtrak Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements
    (Courtesy of Amtrak. Photo provided by Sowinski-Sullivan Architects 10/15/2014)