ASCE / ASHE Joint January Meeting - SEPTA Elwyn to Wawa Service Restoration (1 PDH)
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to restore service on a segment of its current Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line that existed until 1986. Before that time, rail service continued to West Chester, and it was cut back to the present terminus at Elwyn. The “new” segment of the line will be upgraded and continue to a new station/terminus at US Route 1 in Middletown Township. This project has been commonly known as the Wawa Extension, and is the first such expansion of Regional Rail service in over 30 years.
An early action phase to stabilize embankments on sections of this line was completed in 2010. The next component of this 3-mile effort is underway and it involves significant infrastructure renewal, including retaining walls and the rehabilitation or replacement of bridges and culverts, track, catenary and structures, and signals. The last component of this project is the construction of a new station, a 600-car parking deck, and an intermodal connection. Construction of the $178 million project began in spring 2018 and is scheduled to be complete in late 2021.
Brian Neckermann (Project Manager, Walsh Group)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Webinar format (access info will be emailed to registrants)