Newport Train Station

Introduction

The Town of Newport has expressed interest in re-establishing commuter rail service.  Newport hopes the service would promote economic growth in the town’s walkable, transit-oriented environment.  WILMAPCO and DTC are working with Newport to determine the feasiblitiy of this project and its associated cost.

Newport Train Station Feasibility Study

WILMAPCO has completed the Train Station Feasibility Study for the Town of Newport (PDF – 3.5 MB).   The Study includes a recommended strategy, a concept plan, a final report and an implementation plan for a new train station in Newport.  The final report includes:

  • Identification of issues, opportunities, and constraints
  • Development of a feasibility analysis including ridership projections, potential costs and supporting development
  • A master plan for the station area
  • An implementation plan

The Station area master plan will include:

  • Pedestrian access, including pedestrian and bicycle connections to the town center.  Bike and automobile parking
  • Station plaza with landscaping and public art
  • High level platforms for ADA conformity
  • Necessary track improvements
  • Connections to existing transit routes
  • Analysis of transit supportive developments in the town center and surrounding area

Presentations

  • May 16, 2013 Newport Town Meeting PowerPoint (PDF – 860 KB)
  • June 14, 2012 Public Workshop PowerPoint (PDF – 2.2 MB)
  • March 2012 Public Workshop PowerPoint (PDF – 1.4 MB); Public Response forms (PDF – 86 KB); Draft Parking Options (PDF – 4 MB)
  • November 2011 Public Workshop PowerPoint (PDF – 1.6 MB)

Please contact Dave Gula, Principal Planner, at dgula@wilmapco.org or 302-737-6205 x122, if you have any questions about this project.