Amtrak and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania invested millions of dollars to make improvements to the Lancaster train station including convenience, speed, and safety for commuters traveling between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The improvements needed to meet Amtrak standards.
RETTEW provided all site engineering design services to obtain local authority and agency approvals for this project. RETTEW’s involvement in rehabilitating and remodeling the approximately 12,800-SF station included a new bus canopy, a bus drop-off pavilion, and several interior renovations of the existing historic building. Site work included redesigning the parking lots to provide separate short-term, long-term, and employee parking lots, while modifying the existing driveways to improve vehicular and pedestrian circulation. A new bus entrance provided much-needed safety improvements through separation of bus and vehicular movements. RETTEW also incorporated an underground stormwater detention and infiltration system. The station will provide commuters with an enhanced traveling experience and will encourage the use of rail transit as a convenient and attractive alternative to passenger vehicle commuting.