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        The Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail Project

 County's present impact on the surrounding region is a continuation of its long history of economic and intellectual contribution to our nation.the workings of southeastern Pennsylvania.  The county is home to a diversified manufacturing and service base that posers the  region's economy. It  is home to educational institutions that develop the region's, and leaders of tomorrow,  Delaware County's present impact on the surrounding region is a continuation of its long history of economic and intellectual contribution to our nation.

Showcasing county history, preserving green space, and providing an alternate transportation corridor, the Chester Creek Branch rail line becomes the focus of a new Rail-Trail conversion project.

Delaware County plays a significant role in the workings of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  The county is home to a diversified manufacturing and service base that powers the regions economy.  It is home to educational institutions that develop the regions, and the nations, leaders of tomorrow.  Delaware County?s present impact on the surrounding region is a continuation of its long history of economic and intellectual contributions to our nation.


 

However, to continue to be a force in the region, and the nation, the county must plan for the future.  It must address problems with dwindling open space, and traffic saturated transportation corridors.  Also, the county is rich with history, yet much of this history is not proudly displayed for our residents and visitors.

The Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail project addresses all of these problems.  The mission of this project is to convert the old Chester Creek Branch rail line to a multiple use trail.  The 6.7 mile trail would traverse parts of Middletown, Aston, and Chester Townships. It would connect the soon-to-be-opened Septa  R-3 commuter rail station in Wawa  with the historic Caleb Pusey Plantation in Upland.

The trail would preserve valuable green space along the Chester Creek, while allowing easy access to this precious biological reserve.  The trail would also provide a viable alternative to auto commuting, linking multiple land uses, employment areas, and  mass transit, to alternative modes of transportation.

In addition, the trail would be ideal for many recreational uses, such as bicycling, walking, running, horseback riding and cross country skiing.  Also, the trail would provide access to the Chester Creek for fishing.

 

 

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