Following an official groundbreaking attended by Gov. Tom Wolf, work has started on the new $65 million Coatesville Train Station at Fleetwood Street. Bill Rettew tracked the story for the Daily Local News.
The new station is being developed to offer ADA accessibility and improve the overall function and amenities. The supporting station area will also be revitalized, according to 2nd Century Alliance, a community-support nonprofit in Coatesville.
Construction trailers are already onsite at the Amtrak train station.
City Manager James Logan expects to see the project completed within the next three and a half years, if supply availability and weather permit.
“It will make a tremendous difference,” he said. “It opens up a lot of possibilities for the city. It will have a tremendous effect on the workforce.”
He said that SEPTA is also expected to reestablish its regional rail service for Coatesville.
The new facility will feature high-level platforms with canopies and seating, stair and elevator towers, an audio/visual public address system and security cameras, bicycle racks, more parking spaces, and accommodation for multi-modal connections.
Read more about the Coatesville Train Station in the Daily Local News.