KING OF PRUSSIA RAIL COALITION
NEWLY RELEASED: Station Area Planning for the Norristown High Speed Line Extension to King of Prussia
This study was designed to identify and evaluate a variety of factors that influence the environment for walking and biking in each station area. Based on these existing conditions and input from KOP Rail stakeholders, the study team developed a series of recommendations and identified a number of opportunities to enhance and extend the network of nonmotorized transportation infrastructure and create a more transit-supportive built environment.
King of Prussia Rail is a proposed 5-mile extension of SEPTA’s existing Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) that, when complete, will provide passenger rail service to the largest commercial and employment center in the suburban Philadelphia Region: King of Prussia.
GVF has been an integral part of the early success of the King of Prussia Rail project. Executive Director, Rob Henry, sits on various strategic planning committees within the project and is working with other stakeholders to establish the rail path. When completed, the King of Prussia Rail project will provide increased transit access from the established communities along the Norristown High Speed Line to the businesses and venues in the King of Prussia area.
In partnership with King of Prussia District, GVF helped to form the King of Prussia Rail Coalition. The Coalition garners regional support for the proposed extension of the existing Norristown High Speed Line into King of Prussia, and seeks to build support from residents, commercial property owners, elected officials, job growth agencies, chambers of commerce and more.