The installation of pilings will result in the following schedule:
- From Oct. 27 to Nov. 6, the north side (Wilson Avenue side) platform will be out of service.
- The contractor will move to the south side (Masonic Drive side) platform from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20.
- No track outages will be permitted from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29.
The pilings are part of sheeting and shoring work, which will help secure the train tracks as construction crews prepare for the construction of the new platforms. Amtrak is allowing the work to be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. The Elizabethtown Borough and Lobar Inc., the contractor, are pleased that Amtrak is allowing for the work to be done during the day, which will result in a shorter time period for this portion of the phase one construction work.
Installing the sheeting and shoring during the day will also lead to less evening disruption for residents as the work involved is quite loud. Amtrak personnel will divert trains outside of Elizabethtown to one track or the other for this work to commence.
Train riders are reminded to that they will be able to access all trains as scheduled. They simply need to follow the signs to the proper platform.
The work is weather dependent and this schedule may be adjusted if it rains. The borough will notify riders if there is a significant change to the schedule detailed above -- and the borough continues to appreciate everyone's patience and support during this project.