Ardmore's new station building will provide ADA accessibility, improve multimodal connectivity, and enhance aesthetics and passenger amenities. It is also designed to serve as a catalyst for surrounding transit-oriented development.
The 1957 station building currently in use will be replaced by a new building on the existing SEPTA parking lot. The estimated $36 million project includes:
- 28-foot-long high-level and 200-foot-long low-level platforms with canopies (to provide accessible boarding for both Amtrak and SEPTA trains);
- Tunnel renovations to provide ADA access across the tracks;
- New elevators; and
- Site improvements such as stormwater facilities.
Station design was completed in August 2016 and the construction phase began in August 2019. The eastbound (south) parking lot closed in September 2019 for the duration of the project. Demolition and foundation work began in June 2020.
SEPTA is leading improvements with additional funding by PennDOT, the Federal Transit Administration, Amtrak, and Lower Merion Township.