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Improvements

Major Renovations
Capstone Project

Documents

07.09.13 - Capstone Project Overview
10.01.12 - Station Master Plan
10.12.11 - Lancaster Station Evaluation

News

01.15.15 - Lancaster's Historic Train Station Gets Spruce Up (keystoneedge)
12.29.14 - Lancaster's Costly Bumpy Ride with Amtrak (Lancaster Online)
11.05.14 - Installation Work Begins For Wind Sculpture At New Lititz Pike Bridge (Lancaster Online)
09.15.14 - Yuzu Asian Cuisine Opens Near Lancaster Amtrak Station (Lancaster Online)
07.09.14 - With Funding in Place, Wind Sculpture Will Soon Be Spinning (MyLancasterNews)
06.19.14 - Initial Restroom Renovation Plan Flushed (Lancaster Online)
05.07.14 - Whistlestop Cafe Opens Near Lancaster Amtrak Station (Lancaster Online)
04.15.14 - Lancaster Station to Add Parking Fee-Collection Kiosks (Lancaster Online)
03.04.14 - Lancaster Station Called Complete (Lancaster Online)
12.30.13 - Riders and Officials Offer Assessments (Lancaster Online)
12.01.13 - Committee Nears Decision on Bridge/Train Art (Lancaster Online)
11.22.13 - McGovern Ave Entrance Open (Lancaster Online)
11.20.13 - Station Entrance to Reopen (Lancaster Online)
10.23.13 - Renovations Focus on Bathrooms, Traffic (Lancaster Online)
06.09.13 - Station Repairs Speed Up (Lancaster Online)
03.08.12 - Officials Tout Keystone Rail Upgrades (Central Penn Business Journal)
03.05.12 - Renovations Fast-Tracked (Lancaster Online)
12.28.11 - Amtrak to Lead Next Phase of Renovations
08.02.11 - Area Ridership Up (Lancaster Online)

Links

City of Lancaster
Lancaster County
Gateways Revitalization Strategy Report

Lancaster Station

Facts: Getting There:

2015 Ridership - 541,252
36 Miles to Harrisburg
68 Miles to Philadelphia  
Built in 1929, Renovated 2013
Source: GreatAmericanStations.com

ADDRESS:
53 McGovern Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602
SCHEDULE & TICKET INFO:
Amtrak

Background

Lancaster Station is located on McGovern Avenue in the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County. It is Pennsylvania’s third-busiest passenger railroad station, after Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The building was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Major renovations since 2009 have preserved the historic elements of the building while greatly improving passenger amenities, ADA accommodation, and building efficiency. The station is complete with ticket offices, short-term and long-term parking, a spacious waiting area, a coffee shop, retail areas, and restrooms. The refurbished station is a focal point of area revitalization efforts.