Plans for expanded parking, higher platforms, improved waiting areas, and other upgrades at train stations along the 104-mile Keystone Corridor will move forward within the next few years, a Pennsylvania transportation representative said Friday.
Five of the 12 train stations on the Keystone Corridor, which stretches from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, are in Chester County.
“A lot of these stations, nothing has been done with them since my grandfather came home from World War II,” said Jennie Granger, director of aviation at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
WEST CHESTER –State Sen. Andy Dinniman on Wednesday brought together state transportation officials, SEPTA, community and business leaders to give a status update on what may be the most significant investment in Chester County’s public-transportation system.
“Major train station projects are on tap for five Chester County communities in my district. Local leaders share some of the same questions about timelines, potential improvements and upcoming economic opportunities, so it makes sense for us to gather in the same room and learn from our common experiences,” Dinniman said “Our train stations are the front doors to our communities. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and we want to get it right.”
“These station projects plus the rail improvements currently underway are giving Chester County a public-transportation system worthy of the 21st century,” Dinniman continued. “Now, major decisions regarding each of the five stations will occur over the next couple years, and today’s meeting kicked off that process.”