Coatesville RDA Seeking Deal For Train Station

COATESVILLE, PA — The city Redevelopment Authority is going to begin negotiations with Amtrak to obtain the current city train station.

Authority Chairman Joseph “Zeke” Disciullo said the railroad company will likely not sell the current station on Fleetwood Avenue until the new station is completed. The new station is proposed for just up the street from the current station.

The move is required because the current station is situated on a segment of track that is not straight, and straight track is required to build larger platforms that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“We are going to get an opportunity in the future to buy (the current station) for a buck,” Disciullo said at Monday’s authority meeting.

Read more: http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2012/01/18/news/srv0000016872793.txt?viewmode=default

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