Sappey announces more than $500,000 for East Penn Railroad improvements

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that East Penn Railroad will be the recipient of $500,500 through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.

East Penn Railroad will use the funds to improve track conditions by replacing approximately 4,500 ties on the Wilmington Northern line and 2,000 ties on the Quakertown line. This is part of $31.3 million announced for 26 rail freight improvement projects that will improve freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across the state.

“This work will improve the state’s infrastructure, increasing safety and efficiency in our supply chains, while helping to minimize additional truck traffic,” Sappey said.

For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264.