Downingtown's new train station will provide ADA accessibility, accommodate growing ridership, and anchor station-area redevelopment.
The station will be constructed on Brandywine Avenue, less than a half-mile east of the current Downingtown Station. A new site is necessary because the current station is located on a slight curve of the track and cannot feasibly be modified to accommodate ADA access requirements.
Environmental clearances were received in September 2016 and an updated Traffic Impact Analysis was conducted in 2017. A NEPA reevaluation was completed in January 2020. Property has been acquired, and preliminary engineering is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2025.
PennDOT is leading the project with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration.