Accessibility,  Pennsylvania,  Quality of Life Benefits of Transportation

Progress on community connection, ADA accessibility continues with train station project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is improving disability accessibility, and multimodal connectivity at the Middletown train station.

The station, being constructed on Ann Street at West Main Street (Route 230),is slated for completion by late 2021. The new station will provide ADA accessibility, improve multimodal connectivity, and anchor station-area redevelopment.

The $24.4 million project will feature:

  • A central high-level (accessible) platform;
  • A pedestrian overpass to the platform;
  • Elevator and stair towers;
  • Accessible ramps;
  • On-site parking; and
  • Designated bus loading zones.

During the most recent updates, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Contractor Wickersham used a heavy-duty crane to lift and set a fully assembled pedestrian bridge. It was then attached to both elevator towers and will provide safe access over the railroad tracks leading to a center boarding platform.

Precast panels are also being installed to create the 500-foot level boarding platform.

PennDOT continues to lead the extensive coordination and ensure station plans consider multimodal connectivity as well as the Borough of Middletown’s downtown streetscape improvements, Capital Area Transit’s connectivity, and Harrisburg International Airport’s airport master plan.

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