Image: Admore Station circa 1875 Source: Sipes, William B. The Pennsylvania Railroad. Pennsylvania Railroad Company,1875
Lower Merion Township has long envisioned a new multimodal Ardmore Transit Center with a parking garage and surrounding transit-oriented development; lack of funding has been an obstacle.
SEPTA is currently leading station improvements in a two-phased approach.
-- New station building.
-- New 500-foot-long high- and low-level platforms with canopies.
-- ADA access across tracks via renovated tunnel and new elevators.
-- Design of new five-story parking garage on the existing SEPTA and municipal parking lots, with bus access on the lower level.
-- Construction of parking garage (pending funding).
Station design is complete. Amtrak must complete overhead catenary work before station construction can begin.
Once station and platform construction begin (anticipated 2018 contingent upon available resources), completion is expected within three years.