SEPTA gathered with local officials and community members to celebrate the recently completed modernization of Exton Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line.
The Exton Station Reconstruction Project received funding from Act 89 of 2013, which has supported transportation infrastructure improvement projects throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Dedicated state funding from Act 89 is critical in preserving the transit system for future generations,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “We value the strong partnerships we have at the federal, state, and local level.”
Construction was completed in phases to minimize the impact on customers. SEPTA worked in close coordination with PennDOT, Amtrak, West Whiteland Township and other stakeholders throughout the project. A major focus of the project were improvements that deliver full accessibility, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“The Exton Station Reconstruction project has transformed an aging station into a vision of modern transportation,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are proud to now provide full accessibility to all riders, as well as a number of other improvements that will enhance safety and the overall customer experience.”
The Exton Station Reconstruction Project resulted in a complete renewal of station facilities, including:
- Construction of high-level platforms for fully accessible boarding; this makes boarding and exiting trains more efficient for all customers, which helps reduce dwell times
- Installation of accessible ramps and stairs to both platforms and the bridge underpass
- Construction of a new station building with restrooms for customers
- New passenger waiting areas, including shelters and canopies
- Installation of covered bicycle parking on both sides of the station
- Extension of the outbound parking lot and reconfiguration of the inbound parking lot to improve traffic flow and enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists
- Installation of a stormwater management system
- Installation of equipment for SEPTA Key payment system
- LED platform lighting, upgraded signage and site accessories
The Exton Station Reconstruction Project was part of SEPTA’s overall “Rebuilding the System” program, which is addressing long-needed upgrades to infrastructure and fleets throughout the Transit and Regional Rail systems. For more information, visit www.septa.org/rebuilding. For the latest SEPTA news and press releases, go to @SEPTANews or visit https://septa.org/media/releases/.