Middletown, PA (MID)
In 1755, settler John Fisher acquired the acreage on which the town was laid out. Rapid growth followed, and during the Revolutionary War, Middletown was a noted supply depot.
Union Street and Mill Street
Middletown, PA 17057
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 68,005
- Facility Ownership: Amtrak
- Parking Lot Ownership: Amtrak
- Platform Ownership: Amtrak
- Track Ownership: Amtrak
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
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 center 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.
Platform with Shelter
- 0 Short Term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only, not overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags, equivalent to "left luggage" in Europe. A storage fee may apply.
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- High Platform
A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train, with the exception of Superliners.
Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage.
- Long-term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Parking Attendant
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ski Bags
- Wheelchair Lift
Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.
For passengers who cannot walk far or at all, we offer a wheelchair to move the passengers around within the station. At some stations this may be a battery-powered people mover. The wheelchair or other types of movers must not leave the station or be moved onto the train.