Governor Wolf announces the start of service at the new Middletown station on Monday, January 10

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Middletown Station Project is finished and Amtrak passengers can start using the new station starting Monday, January 10. An inauguration ceremony will take place at the new station on January 18.

“Pennsylvanians deserve connected communities that support their movements and their economies,” Governor Wolf said. “We are delighted to be making these significant transportation improvements in Middletown. “

The new station on West Emaus Street at West Main Street provides ADA accessibility and improved multimodal connections while anchoring mobility and redevelopment nearby.

“The department is committed to improving transportation options, and accessibility and multimodal connections are essential when we make investments,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “This collaboration with community, federal and transportation partners will serve the surrounding communities in the long term. “

Following an extensive PennDOT-led collaboration with Middletown Borough, Capital Area Transit and Harrisburg International Airport, the station features a high-level accessible boarding platform, a pedestrian crossing leading to the platform , elevators and stair towers, on-site parking and designated bus loading areas.

“We applaud PennDOT for the completion of this new accessible intermodal station along the Keystone Corridor here in Middletown to connect local rail, air and bus services to a convenient location while also creating an anchor for potential development. Said Amtrak AVP of Infrastructure Access & Investment Tom Moritz. “Amtrak was proud to support this project with an in-kind contribution of track work at the station valued at approximately $ 8 million.

The $ 49.5 million of right-of-way, design and construction at the station included $ 25.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration, $ 15.9 million from PennDOT and $ 8 million in work in nature of Amtrak to relocate the track to accommodate the new alignment of the station.

More information on PennDOT’s efforts to improve interurban passenger rail transportation in Pennsylvania can be found on the Planning the Keystone website.

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