A new, $34.2 million train station in Ardmore could be open by 2022, SEPTA authorities said Thursday.
Work is expected to begin this fall, SEPTA said, and will take 2½ years to complete. When it’s done, the modest station now in place along the tracks near Lancaster Avenue will be gone, replaced by a wheelchair-accessible station with shelters and canopies along the tracks, raised platforms, and the groundwork for a new parking garage. About 900 Regional Rail riders board in Ardmore each workday. The station is served by Amtrak and four bus lines.
“It’s a high-ridership station,” said Rich Burnfield, SEPTA’s deputy general manager and treasurer.
The construction will displace parking spaces near the station, SEPTA officials said, but the agency is in negotiations with an adjacent property owner to make space for people driving to the station.
There will also be additional parking spots secured for SEPTA riders at the Wynnewood Shopping Center near the Wynnewood station.
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