Mount Joy station (Pennsylvania)

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Mount Joy
Mount Joy station (1), June 2013.jpg
Mount Joy station in June 2013
Location East Henry Street at North Market Street
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°6′31.5″N 76°30′10″W / 40.108750°N 76.50278°W / 40.108750; -76.50278
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Red Rose Transit Authority
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MJY
History
Opened 2006
Rebuilt 2016 — 2019
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017) 46,101[1]Decrease 9.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

Mount Joy is an Amtrak intercity railway station located about 13 miles northwest of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at East Henry Street and North Market Street in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service trains.

The station is a makeshift bus shelter in a railroad cut. There is no ticket office at this station.

Red Rose Transit Authority, based in Lancaster, operates its Route 18 bus through Mount Joy one block (less than 1/10 mile) from the station.

Improvements are being made to the station and are planned for completion in 2019.[2] A 25 million-dollar project will raise the platforms to reduce dwell time, have platforms be covered with a canopy to protect passengers from the elements, add elevators in order to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and construct a pedestrian walkway allowing easy access between the platforms.[2] A slope will be stabilized while additional parking spaces will complement an earlier phase where 69 parking spaces were added in 2012.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c DuPuis, Roger (27 October 2016). "$25 million train station upgrade underway in Mount Joy". Central Penn Business Journal. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 

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