Paoli station

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Paoli
Amtrak station
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Paoli Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 13 East Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
Coordinates 40°02′35″N 75°29′01″W / 40.04295°N 75.4837°W / 40.04295; -75.4837Coordinates: 40°02′35″N 75°29′01″W / 40.04295°N 75.4837°W / 40.04295; -75.4837
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by Amtrak & SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
SEPTA: Amtrak:
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92, 106, 204, 205, 206
Construction
Parking 486 spaces (177 daily, 309 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: PAO
Fare zone 4 (SEPTA)
History
Opened 1893
Rebuilt 1953
Electrified September 11, 1915[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 201,572[3]Increase 14.2% (Amtrak)
Passengers (2012) 1,240 (weekday boardings)[4] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
Terminus Paoli Line

Paoli Station is a passenger rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 13 Lancaster Avenue (US 30), Paoli, Pennsylvania.[5] It is served by Amtrak's Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian trains, and most SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line trains. The station has ticket offices, a waiting room and a coffee shop. The one-story tan brick building was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1953 at a cost of $140,000; it replaced an earlier Victorian depot built in 1893.[6]

This station is 19.9 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, an average of 1,240 people boarded and 1,408 alighted SEPTA trains each weekday.[4]

Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center Project[edit]

The Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Project involves the relocation and expansion of the Paoli Station to a new site near the existing facility.[7] Improvements associated with the new intermodal transportation center will include a bridge over the rail tracks (Darby Road which will replace Valley Road), renovation or replacement of the existing station building, new passenger waiting and ticketing facilities, passenger amenities, bus, shuttle, passenger parking facilities, and potential new retail and commercial business development.[8]

Construction for the $36 million station commenced in February 2017.[9][10]

Other future plans[edit]

The proposed light rail Greenline would connect Paoli Station with the towns of Phoenixville and Oaks, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2016, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Google Maps". 
  6. ^ "Paoli Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "About The Project". Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center. SEPTA. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Fact Sheet -- Paoli Station Accessibility Improvement Project" (PDF). Plan the Keystone. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-12-17. 
  9. ^ Bond, Michaelle (28 February 2017). "Amtrak, SEPTA chug toward full wheechair access with Paoli upgrades". Philly.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements - nec.amtrak.com". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Paoli station at Wikimedia Commons