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.
Construction began in 2019 and is expected to be complete by mid-2023. Platform work has been progressing at night due to power and track outage requirements.
SEPTA is leading improvements with additional funding by PennDOT, the Federal Transit Administration, Amtrak, and Lower Merion Township.