Construction of a new $24.4 million Amtrak station in Middletown, Pennsylvania, is projected to begin in late 2018 according to a timeline released by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
PennDOT said that Keystone Connections, a consortium of six partners, has been formed to develop parking and businesses at the station site as well as to construct a pedestrian bridge over Route 230 to the Penn State Harrisburg campus and to extend Emaus Street to the station.
PennDOT said it expects to receive a detailed proposal from Keystone later this year.
The station is a joint project involving PennDot, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern.
The timeline said that site preparation is already underway and expected to be completed by May at a cost of $2.6 million.
NS will then begin track work later this year. That work is expected to cost $4.3 million. Amtrak will start its own track work in late 2018 when station construction gets underway. The Amtrak track work will cost $4.3 million.
Middletown is served by Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor and the New York-Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian.