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. Image 1/6 (Courtesy of Amtrak)
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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) CLICK FOR FULL PDF