Paoli, Pennsylvania rail station getting $72M-plus overhaul

June 9, 2016

by Daniel Block, Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The makeover might be decades overdue, and it is getting a huge boost from federal money.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

But the major impetus for the massive overhauling of the 63-year-old Paoli train station, which serves about a million SEPTA and Amtrak riders annually, was a lawsuit filed by advocates for the disabled over its lack of accessibility.

“You wish you didn’t have to have a lawsuit,” said Marilyn Jamison, an Amtrak official who attended an open house at the station Wednesday during the peak late-day commute, “but in an environment where you’re juggling funding, it helps get us all together.”

Tents were set up on either side of the station as Jamison and about 15 other SEPTA, Amtrak, and government officials convened to celebrate the impending construction and to alert riders about what was coming.

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