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.

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270 West Emaus Street
Middletown, PA 17057

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2021): $592,694
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2021): 16,961
  • Facility Ownership: Forthcoming
  • Parking Lot Ownership: Forthcoming
  • Platform Ownership: Forthcoming
  • Track Ownership: Amtrak

Jane Brophy
Regional Contact
governmentaffairsnyc@amtrak.com
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Amtrak began serving a new intermodal facility in Middletown on Jan. 10, 2022. Located less than half a mile northwest of the old station, the new facility is closer to Harrisburg International Airport and the campus of Penn State Harrisburg. In addition to offering connections among rail, air and local Capital Area Transit (CAT) buses, the site creates an anchor for potential development on the west side of town.

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in collaboration with Middletown Borough, CAT and Harrisburg International Airport, the project resulted in an accessible station with a center high-level platform that is level with the threshold of the train car doors, making it easier for customers to board and detrain. There’s also a platform canopy to protect passengers from inclement weather, bench seating, glass-enclosed pedestrian overpass; elevator and stair towers clad in red brick punctuated with large windows and crowned with Tudor-inspired gables with coping; bicycle and motor vehicle parking; and bus loading zones.

Altogether, the project cost approximately $49.5 million in right-of-way, design and construction work. Funding sources included $25.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration, $15.9 million from PennDOT and $8 million in in-kind work by Amtrak, which as the owner of the rail line between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, shifted the track in the area to make room for the new station.

Middletown, situated where Swatara Creek enters the Susquehanna River, was originally occupied by the Conoy or Gawanese American Indians, members of the Susquehanna Indian nation. In 1755, John Fisher acquired 691 acres of land on which the town was laid out, and the area attracted Scotch-Irish settlers by the 1770s 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.

Station Building (with waiting room)

Features

  • ATM not available
  • Elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • No Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Baggage

  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance

Parking

  • Same-day parking is available for a fee
  • Overnight parking is available for a fee
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Accessibility

  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • No accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • No accessible waiting room
  • No accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • High platform
  • No wheelchair
  • Wheelchair lift available

Hours

Station Waiting Room Hours
No station waiting room hours at this location.
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
Mon24 HOURS
Tue24 HOURS
Wed24 HOURS
Thu24 HOURS
Fri24 HOURS
Sat24 HOURS
Sun24 HOURS
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.