The Elizabethtown Station rehabilitation project renovated the historic station building to meet modern passenger needs and provide accessibility while preserving the 1915 landmark.
The $9 million project completed long-deferred repairs and upgrades necessary to restore the original station building and achieve ADA compliance. Major categories of work are listed below.
- Historic restoration - Installed a new slate roof, cleaned and repointed the exterior stonework, repaired the historic windows, refinished the original woodwork, replaced damaged floor tiles, patched plaster, and removed lead paint.
- Utilities - Modernized the restrooms and installed new sewer lines, water, electric, and HVAC.
- ADA accessibility - Constructed high-level (accessible) platforms with canopies and installed an elevator and ramps.
Construction began in September 2009 and was completed in January 2011.
The project was led by PennDOT with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration, Amtrak, and the Borough of Elizabethtown.