Amtrak To Invest $16 Million Toward Johnstown Station Improvements

As part of the Johnstown Iron-to-Arts Corridor Project, Amtrak is investing more than $16 million into the Johnstown Station, served by the PennDOT supported Pennsylvanian route (operating daily between New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh), as part of the ADASP (Americans with Disabilities Act Stations Program) and State of Good Repair Funding. Amtrak’s investment builds on a $24.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE Grant to be awarded to Johnstown on Nov. 19, which will support additional improvements to Johnstown Station and other key transportation facilities in this city.

Amtrak’s improvements to the 105-year-old station will be funded by National Network and Northeast Corridor grants and include:

  • ADA Improvements: Amtrak will remove the existing platform, headhouse, elevator, and stairway, replacing them with a new heated and air-conditioned headhouse with an interior elevator, stairway, small waiting area, and storage area. A new 8” above-top-of-rail (ATR) island platform that will safely permit the passage of freight trains, while also allowing for safe transfer of customers onto Amtrak trains. Additionally, the existing baggage tunnel will be filled.
  • State of Good Repair (SOGR) Improvements: The existing passenger tunnel will receive new concrete and lighting maintenance. The new platform will feature a complete snow melt system.
  • Track Work: The track will be reprofiled to allow 8” ATR on both sides of the new island platform to ensure a smoother ride.

Construction on Johnstown Station is slated to begin in October of 2022 once all external approvals are complete.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: November 19, 2021