The SEPTA Board of Directors officially approved a plan to extend the Norristown High Speed Line into King of Prussia. While a step forward for the plan, the project is not yet fully approved. An environmental impact statement must be presented, public hearings on the impact statement must be held, and a vote for final approval will need to be taken. The board approved the “Locally Preferred Alternative” route, also known as the PECO/1st Avenue route, that would extend the rail by 4.5 miles on an elevated platform from the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby or the Norristown Transportation Center. There will be five station stops, including one at Henderson Road, two at the mall and two in business parks. The final environmental impact statement is expected to be released in 2019, officials said. For more information, visit www.kingofprussiarail.com.
Source: Limerick Patch; 1/26/2018 & PhillyMag.com; 1/26/2018