The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), in partnership with SEPTA, Chester County, East Whiteland Township, and other local stakeholders, is developing the "East Whiteland Train Station Feasibility Study." This study will evaluate options for a new regional rail station to be located between the current Malvern and Exton SEPTA/AMTRAK stations. This is the longest stretch along the Paoli / Thorndale corridor without a station. Significant growth in the area, combined with high usage of the neighboring stations, has created a need for improved public transportation.
A recent study on the revitalization of the Lancaster Avenue (Route 30) Corridor in Frazer highlighted the benefits of a future commuter station - including its ability to boost the local economy, increase access to nearby employment centers, and create opportunities for mixed-use redevelopment. The scope of the feasibility study includes evaluation of potential sites; development of concept plans; preparation of cost estimates for viable station locations; and forecasts for potential ridership. Two possible locations have been identified and evaluated - one on Three Tun Road, the other adjacent to the Immaculata University Campus.
A Public Open House was held on February 27, 2019 in conjunction with an East Whiteland Township Planning Commission meeting.