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Metal updates train station

Photo: Melissa Cooper
Photo: Melissa Cooper

A project goal for Primos Station in Clifton Heights, Pa., was to construct durable features that maintain a classic railroad aesthetic. Two platforms were built with a steel-framed passenger station and shelter. Glass block windscreens and standing seam roofs were installed on the structures. The station is clad in brick with cast stone accents and its roof extends to create a passenger waiting canopy.

EP Donnelly Inc. installed 5,300 square feet of Innovative Metals Co. Inc.'s (IMETCO) 0.04-aluminum SnapLok metal roof panels in Colonial Red with a Kynar 500 finish on the station. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) installed 430 square feet of The Garland Co. Inc.'s 0.032-aluminum R-Mer Seam metal roof panels in Colonial Red with a Kynar 500 finish on the shelter.

The 5,730-square-foot project was designed to improve safety and boarding operations and upgrade the station's Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. The two accessible high-level platforms, one for inbound and one for outbound, were designed to service six-car trains.

The project increased station parking and added a new kiss-and-ride drop off area at the inbound parking lot, signage, site furnishings and lighting. Construction was completed in four phases and scheduled to minimize impact to passengers and train service. The $7.8 million reconstruction project was completed in April 2013.

Owner: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia
Architect of record: Michael Shapiro, RA, at SEPTA
General contractors: DeCo Management Corp., Fort Washington, Pa., and SEPTA
Installers: EP Donnelly Inc., Warrington, Pa., and SEPTA
Metal roof panels: Innovative Metals Co. Inc.'s (IMETCO), Norcross, Ga.,, and The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland,