Middletown station (Pennsylvania)

Middletown is an Amtraktrain station on the Keystone Corridor in Middletown, Dauphin County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The station is served by Amtrak’s Keystone Service between New York City and Harrisburg. The current station was built in 1990, but a planned relocation of the station is expected to be completed in 2021.

Middletown, PA

Middletown station in June 2013
Location Union and Mill Streets, Middletown, Pennsylvania
United States
Coordinates

40°11′33.5″N76°43′52″W

Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections CAT: 7
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MID
History
Rebuilt 1990; 2022 (planned)
Electrified January 15, 1938[1]
Passengers
FY 2018 68,022 0.2%
Services
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
Harrisburg

Terminus
Keystone Service Elizabethtown

toward New York
    Pennsylvanian does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Highspire

toward Chicago
Main Line Royalton

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The Middletown station is located on Mill Street, off of Pennsylvania Route 441 (South Union Street). In addition to being used by residents of Middletown, the station is also popular with commuters heading to Harrisburg and Philadelphia who utilize its free parking.[2] It sees twenty-three arrivals by the Keystone Service on weekdays, thirteen from both Harrisburg and New York Penn Station, and seven from each on weekends.[3] The station is 10 miles (16.1 km) east of Harrisburg, 94 miles (151 km) west of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, and 185 miles (298 km) from New York.[3] In fiscal year 2018, the station saw a ridership of 68,022 passengers, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the previous year.[4][5]

The station consists of only a platform and a shelter. As the Middletown station is unstaffed, all tickets from the station need to be pre-paid, or purchased from a conductor on board the train.[6]Capital Area Transit‘s Route 7 transit bus passes near the station on Union Street between Middletown, Harrisburg International Airport, and downtown Harrisburg.[7]

The Broadway Limited passing through the station in 1980

A railroad was first laid through Middletown in 1836 by the Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad, which was taken over by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1850.[8] A brick station was built in 1902, but was demolished in the 1970s.[8] Prior to the introduction of the Keystone Service in 1981, Middletown was served by the Big Apple, the Silverliner Service, and the Keystone.[9] A shelter and concrete platform was built in 1990 by Amtrak.[8] From 1991 to 1995, the Atlantic City Express served the station on weekends.[10][11]

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