The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority(SEPTA) has designated the Darby Road Extension as the preferred site for the proposed Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center. It is set to be located in the heart of the Paoli Business District in Chester County, the transportation center will feature a fully accessible regional rail station that also will accommodate SEPTA buses, private shuttles, taxis, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Darby Road Extension will require that the existing North Valley Road Bridge be demolished, Darby Road be extended across Lancaster Avenue over the track and a new bridge be constructed, agency officials said.
The chosen option “is a smart, community-based solution,” said Michelle Kichline, chairman of the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors.
The new center will feature a multi-story parking structure to better accommodate the current 1,300 daily users. In addition, roadway, streetscape and track improvements are planned to enhance rail service and improve traffic flow in the area.