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 $22.5 million project includes:
- 500-foot-long high- and low-level platforms with canopies;
- 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. Amtrak must complete overhead catenary work before station construction can begin. Amtrak's work is expected to be completed in 2018, contingent upon available resources. Once station construction begins, completion is expected within three years.
SEPTA is leading improvements with additional funding by PennDOT, the Federal Transit Administration, Amtrak, and Lower Merion Township.