Overview: Wilmington Station is the busiest rail station in the state of Delaware, serving approximately 4,000 Amtrak and SEPTA passengers daily. To the north of the station, the NEC main line passes through a short two-track chokepoint. This congested bottleneck includes the Brandywine River Bridge, a small aging open deck bridge that connects downtown and the north side of Wilmington. To improve service and ease congestion for Amtrak and SEPTA – and unlock future growth in service – the state of Delaware intends to construct a third track through the area. This investment would result in a full three-track railroad through the entire state of Delaware following completion of an ongoing $53-million third-track project south of Wilmington funded in part through a $13.3 million HSIPR grant.