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Middletown train station slated for completion by late 2021

February 17, 2021 08:00 AM
By: Ashley Schoch

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The Middletown train station being constructed on Ann Street at West Main Street (Route 230) construction continues to progress and slated for completion by late 2021. The new station will provide ADA accessibility, improve multimodal connectivity, and anchor station-area redevelopment

The $24.4 million project will feature:

  • A central high-level (accessible) platform; 
  • A pedestrian overpass to the platform ; 
  • Elevator and stair towers; 
  • Accessible ramps; 
  • On-site parking; and 
  • D esignated bus loading zones.

During the most recent updates, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Contractor Wickersham used a heavy-duty crane to lift and set a fully assembled pedestrian bridge. It was then attached to both elevator towers and will provide safe access over the railroad tracks leading to a center boarding platform.

Precast panels are also being installed to create the 500-foot level boarding platform.

PennDOT continues to lead the extensive coordination and ensure station plans consider multimodal connectivity as well as the Borough of Middletown's downtown streetscape improvements, Capital Area Transit's connectivity, and Harrisburg International Airport's airport master plan.

Plan the Keystone is an initiative to improve passenger rail stations on Pennsylvania's Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The Plan the Keystone website provides information on the planning, design, and construction of Keystone Corridor improvement projects.

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