DVRPC Proposes that Pennsylvania taxpayers pay SEPTA as a second carrier to operate passenger rail service on the rural segments of the Keystone line between Thorndale and Atglen (3 miles from the Amtrak Parksburg Station, 7 miles from the Amtrak Lancaster station). This service will not take Atglen residents to Lancaster (about 7 miles West) or connect them to Amtrak's Harrisburg service. It has not been determined if Amtrak will service the rebuilt Atglen Station.
SEPTA service to this location will be the most heavily subsidized on the system. In 1996, SEPTA ended Parksburg service because their service only captured 32 riders per day.
Highlights of DVRPC's Plan: