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Historic Lancaster Train Station to be Restored

Lancaster's Amtrak Train Station is an architectural gem.  Built in 1929, it is a familiar and dignified landmark in the city of Lancaster, PA.

Lancaster PA Train Station

Its Art Deco marble interior is reminiscent, on a small scale, of Grand Central Station in New York City.  Lancaster is the third busiest train station in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

Lancaster PA Train Station

The main lobby features a soaring ceiling with art deco lighting fixtures and a magnificent glass paned ceiling insert.

Lancaster PA Train Station

Over the past decade, restoration has been ongoing, including painting and improvements to the heating system. 

Lancaster, PA Train Station

The building will now be air conditioned.  Shops and restaurants will be built, and the parking lot enlarged.

Lancaster PA Train Station                             

        Ridership at the Amtrak Station is up 17% just since May due to the increased cost of driving!

Lancaster PA Train Station

            The current $12 Million renovation is scheduled to be completed by June of 2010.

Lancaster PA Train Station

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsBrian Schulman • June 13 2008 05:56PM
Historic Lancaster Train Station to be Restored
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