City of Pottsville New Union Station Intermodal Facility

Project Name

Union Station Intermodal Facility


Pottsville, PA

Project Description

Quandel was selected to be the construction manager for the City of Pottsvilleʼs new $18 million Union Station Intermodal facility. To make way for the construction of the expansive Union Station, Quandel had to demolish several properties on Centre Street and manage difficult site conditions.

In order to overcome the challenge of a 40-foot elevation difference between the main upper bus loop to the intermodal facility and the lower level public parking lot on the site, the project team evaluated numerous options. They chose an economical approach which incorporated a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall for the main building and a precast segmented T-wall system for the remaining site walls around the upper bus loop drop off. Temporary sheeting and shoring was required to support existing streets and buildings while the work was being completed. In addition, a significant temporary de-watering system had to be incorporated into the program to handle the significant volume of groundwater and stormwater at the building site.

The three-story, 24,000-square-foot facility houses a bus station, a Pottsville police sub-station, the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau and commercial space available for lease. The facility handles local bus transportation for Schuylkill County as well as Trailways and Greyhound bus companies. The parking lot and elevated parking allows for approximately.

Square Footage

24,000 Sq. Ft.

Owner’s Name

City of Pottsville


STV Architects

We selected Quandel as project manager for the company’s excellent reputation. Quandel had experienced personnel for all phases of our Union Station project, which included everything from demolition and excavation to construction and finishing. Whenever there was a question or an issue, their on-site personnel responded immediately with an answer or resolution. Throughout the project, they made numerous suggestions that lowered the overall cost without compromising the final design. Quandel’s performance was outstanding and resulted in an exceptional building for the City of Pottsville.
Mayor John D.W. Reiley