Shusterman announces completion of accessible train station

PAOLI, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, today announced that the Paoli train station has completed modifications to increase accessibility throughout the facility.

Modifications at the Paoli station include a new center high level platform, elevators, and ramps; a pedestrian overpass; parking lot improvements; ADA improvements to the existing station building; and improvements to the existing rail infrastructure. These modifications bring the Paoli station into full ADA compliance.

Shusterman made remarks at toady’s ribbon cutting celebrating these upgrades, highlighting that passengers who require a fully accessible facility will now be able to access the Paoli train station and utilize regional transportation services for the first time in the station’s history.

“Together, SEPTA and Amtrak partnered to make modifications that bring this facility into compliance with Department of Transportation Accessibility standards and the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Shusterman said. “These types of projects are what set our district as a leader in Pennsylvania time and time again.”

A photo of Shusterman at the Paoli station ribbon cutting can be found here.