The Chester Creek Trail is a rail-trail in central Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail will follow Chester Creek along the Civil War-era Chester Creek Branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
When complete, the trail will run from the former SEPTA Wawa R3 station to Upland, PA. The middle section of the trail, consisting of 2.8 miles through Middletown and Aston townships, is the first to be completed. Construction began in mid-2015 and was essentially complete at year-end 2016. An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on April 8, 2017 for Phase I. Engineering design work for the next phase, which will bring the trail further into Aston township, is expected to begin in later this year.
UPDATE: Construction started in May 2015, and the project is now essentially complete (December 2016). A ribbon cutting for Phase I will take place on April 8, 2017. For the latest updates, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterCreekTrail
A few video links of trail construction:
Pre-construction video by Abandoned Steve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWclCHg94I
Phase I Rail removal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqJYy9tm31E
The original feasibility study, from 2002: fnl_rpt
The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit, a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information, visit: http://connectthecircuit.org/