Amtrak announced their next phase of the Lancaster Train Station Renovations in Pennsylvania. Work on the project is set to start soon as the current phase is completed in a few weeks time. The Capstone project will restore passenger areas into "an accessible, comfortable and convenient station that is of historic significance," according to a news release.
During the first phase the project has been focused on the stations benches, doors, and archways which are being restored with plaster work and molding. Further painting will be done in the station's foyer, public hallways and restrooms. In the second phase the station repairing the platforms and canopies. As well as upgrading the lighting along with the heating and air conditioning systems.
Lancaster's station serves Amtrak's Keystone Service (Harrisburg-Philadelphia-New York) and Pennsylvanian (Pittsburgh-Harrisburg-Philadelphia-New York). During the 2011 fiscal year, 539,338 passengers arrived or departed Lancaster, making it the third busiest Amtrak station in Pennsylvania and the 22nd busiest in Amtrak's national network.