Reading Outer Station

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Information From the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Passenger Division Website: Take a Ride on the Reading

Reading Outer Station, that’s what’s new! This location on Route 61 and Bellevue Avenue in Muhlenberg Township is the rebirth of passenger service in the Reading area. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, this site will feature Rail Diesel Car (RDC) trains running the Reading and Northern mainline to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and possibly other destinations. Speeds along the 60 mile line have been increased in order to get passengers to destinations within 2 hours. No need to worry about driving or parking fees.

The train will take you to the center of Jim Thorpe’s historic downtown, referred to as the "Switzerland of America." While in Jim Thorpe, enjoy over three hours to take in the history, culture, food, and charm of the historic downtown. When you pass the site of Outer Station, look for ongoing construction of the water tower, switch tower, and track leading to the highway intersection that will showcase steam locomotive number 225 and other railroad artifacts.

Keep up with what's going on as this site develops to reflect the railroad heritage of Reading, Pennsylvania. Visit the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Passenger Division website, or go straight to this year's Train Schedule.