PKF is proud to announce two contracts that were recently awarded by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA), which entail performing major upgrades to both Secane and Exton Stations.
Job 264 | Secane Station
A $12M contract, the scope consists of constructing a completely new, fully handicap accessible railway station, which includes 1,200 LF of elevated concrete platforms, a ticketing facility, restrooms, canopy roofs, modern passenger shelters and amenities, and an underpass tunnel for safely accessing both inbound and outbound tracks. This new construction will replace a small, outdated, at-grade facility. The work requires installation of approximately sixty 36-inch diameter concrete caissons—of variable depths up to 50 vertical feet—into competent rock, in order to support the new platforms and station building. Additionally, an intricate series of cast-in-place concrete switchback ramps and stairs will provide enhanced access to the station building and platforms for all riders.
Job 259 | Exton Station
The critical Exton Train Station is shared by SEPTA, on their Paoli/Thorndale Line, and Amtrak, on their three-track Harrisburg Line. At $8.3M, this improvement project upgrades the entire station’s handicap accessibility, consisting of 1,400 LF of new elevated concrete passenger platforms, a station building, shelters and canopies, increased parking lot facilities, and improved storm water control, which utilizes the underground infiltration basins constructed under the parking lots. The scope requires construction of a 150 LF post-and-plank retaining wall, with steel posts (encased in 42-inch diameter caissons) extending 40 feet into the existing ground. Additionally, an intricate series of cast-in-place concrete switchback ramps and stairs will provide enhanced access for all riders.
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