The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and federal and local business and elected officials recently opened the new $ 65 million Coatesville station.
The new station will improve connections to the Amtrak Keystone corridor, improve multimodal connectivity, maintain the movement of goods in the region and provide the surrounding community with a modern and accessible train station.
The building will include site lighting and security, level boarding platforms, ramps, elevators, improved drainage, surface parking for local and regional commuters, and improved ADA accessibility .
In 2019 and 2020, streetscape projects improved access from downtown Coatesville to the proposed location of the new station.
PennDOT conducted several planning efforts with the community of Coatesville prior to project design to identify strategies that would revitalize the area surrounding the proposed station.
Construction will begin before the end of the year, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed in 2025.
“As infrastructure is being debated at the federal level, this project serves as a reminder that these investments are necessary and they work,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “An additional federal investment will help us deliver more projects like this statewide. “
The project received $ 700,000 from Chester County, $ 13 million in state transportation funds and $ 52 million from the Federal Transit Administration.