The Elizabethtown Station rehabilitation project renovated the historic station building to meet modern passenger needs and provide accessibility while preserving the 1915 landmark.
This included providing overflow and long-term parking to accommodate growing ridership, as well as a pedestrian and bicycle path that connects the train station with downtown Elizabethtown to support active transportation modes and downtown revitalization.
The $9 million project completed long-deferred repairs and upgrades necessary to restore the original station building and achieve ADA compliance. Major categories of work are listed below.
- Historic restoration – Installed a new slate roof, cleaned and repointed the exterior stonework, repaired the historic windows, refinished the original woodwork, replaced damaged floor tiles, patched plaster, and removed lead paint.
- Utilities – Modernized the restrooms and installed new sewer lines, water, electric, and HVAC.
- ADA accessibility – Constructed high-level (accessible) platforms with canopies and installed an elevator and ramps.
The $1.2 million overflow and long-term parking portion of the project developed 85 parking spaces in a new lot at the end of Wilson Avenue. The project also installed:
- Sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs, and ADA curb ramps;
- Lighting and security cameras;
- A bicycle rack canopy;
- Motorcycle parking pads;
- Retaining walls; and
The $1.3 million pedestrian and bicycle path project constructed a half-mile paved path between the train station on South Wilson Avenue and South Market Street near the library in downtown Elizabethtown. The project included a bridge over Conoy Creek and stormwater management facilities for the station’s expanded parking lot.