SEPTA says that U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) have announced that $30.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will go to construct a new high-level pedestrian platform at Cornwells Heights Station in Bensalem Township. The funding will improve accessibility and safety for the Trenton Line commuters and Amtrak Keystone Service riders.
SEPTA and Amtrak will match the funding with $11,956,000 and $244,000, respectively. SEPTA will also provide $13,109,000 of other federal funds to the project to round out the $55,809,000 needed for the full project.
The investment is made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which aims to make the station more accessible and safer. The funding will also reduce “dwell times” and improve the boarding process.
Cornwell Heights will see the installation of 600-foot-high platforms, a pedestrian overpass with elevators, and a move closer to the parking lot which eliminates the need for SEPTA shuttles.
The project is expected to break ground in early 2026 and be completed by 2028. In addition to the $30.5 million in federal investments, $244,000 from Amtrak and $13.1 million from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will also fund the construction.