Transit Revitalization Project

This Fall, Downingtown will officially announce the construction of a transit-oriented project, which includes the biggest public and private investment in Downingtown history, and which will provide fast, clean, and up-to-date Amtrak and SEPTA service, as well as connect Downingtown to the Chester Valley trail system.

Mayor Maxwell is proud to have worked on the team that negotiated this record-setting deal for the Borough of Downingtown.

At a Glance


  • Total investment in the train station project is $224 million dollars—the largest in Downingtown history.
  • Downingtown will be the only borough in Pennsylvania with Amtrak, Septa and Chester Valley Trail access from it's downtown.
  • New building developments will provide high-end residential and retail space.
  • The Train station, built and controlled by PennDOT, will replace dangerously dilapidated factory buildings.
  • All train station public spaces will be privately maintained by the developer at no additional cost to borough taxpayers.
  • The development will include a connection to the Chester Valley trail system, allowing cyclists to bike all the way to Center City Philadelphia without riding on a single road.
  • Construction on the private part of the project will begin Spring of 2018.