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Middletown, PA (MID)


Station Facts

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Middletown, Pennsylvania

Union Street and Mill Street Middletown, PA 17057

Annual Station Revenue (2013)
$1,762,742
Annual Station Ridership (2013)
81,030

Ownerships

Facility Ownership Amtrak
Parking Lot Ownership Amtrak
Platform Ownership Amtrak
Track Ownership Amtrak

Features

75 Long Term Parking Spaces 75 Short Term Parking Spaces Accessible Platform
Dedicated Parking Pay Phones Wheelchair Lift

Routes Served

  • Keystone Service

Contact

Bill Hollister
Regional Contact
governmentaffairsnyc@amtrak.com
(202) 906-3918 (ph)

Local Community Links:

Station History

The Middletown station was constructed in 1990 and consists of a shelter and concrete platforms. Harrisburg-based Capital Area Transit (CAT) buses stop less than one block from this location and provide easy connections to regional destinations.

In fall 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced a plan to construct a new station further west, adjacent to Harrisburg International Airport. The estimated $32 million intermodal project, which should begin in mid-2015, will connect air, rail and local bus services at one location and also make the station more convenient for students at the nearby Penn State Harrisburg campus.

Middletown was originally occupied by the Conoy or Gawanese American Indians, members of the Susquehanna Indian nation. In the late 1770s, Scotch-Irish settlers came to the area. In 1755, John Fisher acquired 691 acres of land on which the town was laid out. It experienced rapid growth due to its beneficial location for trade. During the Revolutionary War, Middletown was a noted supply depot. Following the end of the conflict, commerce continued and the area became an important trading center for lumber, produce, grain and steel.

George Fisher, John Fisher’s son, founded Harborton in 1809 (later known as Portsmouth). In 1857, Portsmouth, Middletown and the land in between were incorporated into a larger city known as Middletown.

Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility, which is served by an average of 20 daily trains.

Amtrak’s Keystone Service is financed in part through funds made available by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.