Rail Service Restoration Committee

Advise Council on issues related to restoring SEPTA Regional Rail service to the Borough.

Pennsylvania borough calls for use of Pop Up Metro to connect to SEPTA system

West Chester says RDC’s package could provide service for $16 million, instead of $380 million or more for conventional rail transit. Click here to read the article.

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Committee Meeting Minutes

2021 Annual Report

WCBC Fact Sheet WC Rail (PDF)

(July 16, 2021) 

WCBC Fact Sheet GCVS (PDF)

(July 16, 2021)



(July 16, 2021)

Op-Ed by the Mayor of West Chester (PDF)

(February 28, 2021) 

Committee Presentation on History and Current Progress (PDF)

(February 24, 2021)


SEPTA Provides Essential Service: Presented by Jody Holton (PDF)  

(February 24, 2021)

Chester County Landscapes 3 Plan (PDF)  

(November 29, 2018)

PennDOT/SEPTA Feasibility Study (PDF)

(March 30, 2018)

Committee Report on Service Restoration (PDF)
 (September 22, 2015)

Committee Presentation on History and Current Progress (PDF)

(December 3, 2014)

Poster on Rail Service Restoration (PDF)

(November 2014)

Inaugural Committee Agenda and Bylaws (PDF)
 (July 23, 2014)

Inaugural Meeting Presentation (PPT)
 (July 23, 2014)

West Chester Borough Ordinance 2-2014 Establishing Committee (PDF)
(March 19, 2014)

ICLEI Case Study (PDF)

(August 2013)

DVRPC PA TIP Plan Existing Projects (XLS)

(March 2013)

DVRPC Ridership Forecast (PDF)

(November 2011)

Chester County Landscapes 2 Plan (PDF)

(November 9, 2009)

West Chester Borough Resolution 15-2008 on Rail Service (PDF)

(August 2008)

Chester County Landscapes 1 Plan Rail Service Excerpt (PDF)

(June 6, 2002)

West Chester Comprehensive Plan Rail Service Excerpt (PDF)

(November 28, 2000)


WC Green Team Newsletter (PDF)
(December 11, 2022)

Plan to restore commuter rail in West Chester could lower SEPTA's original price tag (Website)
(June 17, 2022)

West Chester wants back in the game with a refurbished rail line to Philly (Website)
(June 17, 2022)

Rail Festival Day Needed in West Chester This Summer - DailylLocal.com (PDF)
(March 09, 2021)

Norley on the Mark for Emphasizing Public Transportation Need in West Chester (PDF)
(March 01, 2021)

Project to Restore Rail Service to West Chester Already on Track and May Soon Be Full Steam Ahead (PDF)
(March 01, 2021)

All Aboard for A Rail Service to West Chester (PDF)
(February 28, 2021)

Rail Service for West Chester Discussed at Meeting - National and World - DailyLocal.com

(January 28th, 2018)

Year in Review - West Chester Hopes For Rail Revival - National and World - DailyLocal.com

(December 31, 2014)

West Chester Picks Restoration of Rail Service Committee Members - National and World - DailyLocal.com

(July 1, 2014)

Rail to West Chester Added to Long-Range County Plan - National and World - DailyLocal.com

(March 10, 2014)