Martinsburg Station Work to be Finished in 2020

Rehabilitation of the Amtrak station in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is expected to be complete by spring 2020.

The $2 million project will bring the Caperton Train Station into compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act standards.

The work includes building a new platform, upgrades to sidewalks leading to the platform, new directional signage, and the replacement of curbs and sidewalks.

Interior work will include alterations to the existing elevator, handrails and doors. The city of Martinsburg owns the station.

Funding is being provided in part by the Federal Railroad Administration.

The project received approval in April 2018 from the Martinsburg Planning Commission and was reviewed by the city’s Historic Preservation Review Commission and the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority.

As part of the project, workers will install new fencing and gates for the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shop buildings next to the station.

Martinsburg is served by Amtrak’s Chicago-Washington Capitol Limited.

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