Coatesville station

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Coatesville, PA
Coatesville Pennsylvania Amtrak station.jpeg
The platform at Coatesville with the disused building beyond.
LocationThird Avenue and Fleetwood Street, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′9″N75°49′15″W / 39.98583°N 75.82083°W / 39.98583; -75.82083 Coordinates: 39°59′9″N75°49′15″W / 39.98583°N 75.82083°W / 39.98583; -75.82083
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg Krapf's Transit Route "A"
Aiga bus trans.svg TMACC Coatesville Link, Evening Link
Other information
Station codeCOT
History
Opened1868
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)17,770 [1] Increase2.svg 14.4%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Parkesburg
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
suspended
Downingtown
toward New York
     Pennsylvanian does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Parkesburg
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
suspended
Downingtown
toward New York
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Parkesburg
Terminus
Parkesburg Line Downingtown
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Parkesburg
toward Chicago
Main Line Downingtown
Pomeroy
toward Chicago
Caln

Coatesville is an Amtrak rail station located in the far western suburbs of Philadelphia at Third Avenue and Fleetwood Street in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service trains. An old railroad station building exists at the stop, but is not currently used. There is no ticket office at this station. Coatesville is one of the least-used stations on the Keystone Corridor east of Harrisburg. This may be due to a lack of parking as well as its proximity to Thorndale Station on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line. SEPTA once served this station from 1990 to 1996 when the agency was forced to close a $75 million gap and has since truncated its service. [2]

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In summer 2013, the Chester County Economic Development Council announced the selection of a developer for a project to revitalize the Coatesville station area. Total costs will be dependent on final design and engineering estimates, but the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has pledged approximately $20 million to the project. Under the plan, a new station with parking would be built just east of the historic depot, along the tracks between Third and Fourth Avenues. [3]

In addition to the rail service, Krapf's Transit Route "A" bus stops about 1/4 mile south of the station.

SEPTA announced on March 7, 2019 that Regional Rail service would be extended from Thorndale to Coatesville "in the near future." A new Coatesville station is planned to be constructed by PennDOT at 3rd Avenue and Fleetwood Street near the existing Amtrak station. The station is currently in the design phase and once construction begins, it will take three years to complete and bring SEPTA service to Coatesville. [4] Chester County commissioner Terrence Farrell also announced $1 million in funding to kick-start a parking garage to coincide with SEPTA's return to the station via the Paoli/Thorndale Line. [5]

Station layout

Coatesville has two low-level side platforms. A center track is not used for passenger service.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2     Keystone Service toward Harrisburg (Parkesburg)
     Pennsylvanian does not stop here
No service← No regular service →
Track 1     Pennsylvanian does not stop here →
     Keystone Service toward Philadelphia or New York (Downingtown)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
GStreet levelExit/entrance, parking

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References

  1. "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. "Septa Plan Draws Wail From Riders R5 Service To Parkesburg And Coatesville May Be Eliminated".
  3. "Coatesville Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. Rodgers, Lucas (March 7, 2019). "SEPTA Regional Rail set to return to Coatesville". Daily Local News. West Chester, PA. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  5. Melwert, Jim (March 7, 2019). "SEPTA to bring back regional rail service to Coatesville". Philadelphia, PA: KYW (AM). Retrieved March 10, 2019.