A new station will be built at Middletown to provide ADA accessibility, improve multimodal connectivity, and anchor station-area redevelopment.
Middletown Station will be relocated to Ann Street at West Main Street (Route 230), just south of the entrance to the Penn State University–Harrisburg campus. The new $24.4 million accessible station will feature:
- High-level (accessible) platforms;
- A pedestrian overpass;
- Elevator and stair towers;
- Accessible ramps;
- On-site parking; and
- Designated bus loading zones.
PennDOT has led extensive coordination to ensure station plans consider multimodal connectivity as well as the Borough of Middletown's downtown streetscape improvements, Penn State University–Harrisburg's campus master plan, Capital Area Transit's connectivity, and Harrisburg International Airport's airport master plan.
The new station development is complemented by parking and access projects being undertaken through a
Station design is under review by Amtrak. Meanwhile, site preparation was completed in late 2016. Trackwork must be completed before station construction can begin. Norfolk Southern is expected to begin its trackwork in 2017, and Amtrak’s trackwork is slated to begin in late 2018 (trackwork construction schedules are contingent upon the availability of the Amtrak and Norfolk Southern workforces).
The project is being led by PennDOT with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration.