A new station is being developed to provide ADA accessibility and improve station function and amenities while supporting station-area revitalization.
The historic station building (closed for more than 25 years) is in need of major renovations and does not meet ADA accessibility requirements. Passengers currently access the platforms via outdoor stairs. A new station will be constructed on Fleetwood Street just east of the existing historic station building. In addition to other passenger amenities, the new ADA-accessible station will include:
- 500-foot-long high-level (accessible) platforms with canopies and seating;
- Elevators; and
- A pedestrian overpass.
Fleetwood Street will be relocated to improve access to the new station. Bus stop and "kiss-and-ride" areas will be included in the new configuration. The new street layout will maximize space for commercial and retail development on the south side, opposite the new station location.
Environmental clearances were received in March 2012, and a development team was selected by the Coatesville Redevelopment Authority in Summer 2013. Station design is 90% complete.
Work is being led by PennDOT with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration and the City of Coatesville Redevelopment Authority.