49th Street station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

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49th Street
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Entrance to the 49th Street Station
Location49th Street & Chester Avenue
Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′37″N 75°12′59″W / 39.94363°N 75.21651°W / 39.94363; -75.21651Coordinates: 39°56′37″N 75°12′59″W / 39.94363°N 75.21651°W / 39.94363; -75.21651
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)Media/Elwyn Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Connections at 49th/Chester
City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 64
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line University City
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Angora West Chester Branch Philadelphia

49th Street station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Philadelphia. It is located at 1104 South 49th Street in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, and serves the Media/Elwyn Line. In 2013, this station saw 62 boardings and 52 alightings on an average weekday.[1]

The station is a sheltered shed that sits on one platform; the other platform has a ramp to the Chester Avenue bridge; the station is handicapped-accessible. Chester Avenue carries the SEPTA Route 13 trolley, which is part of the Subway-Surface Trolley system; the trolleys use an alternate track embedded in 49th Street when the tunnels are closed. 49th Street Station is also served by SEPTA bus route 64 which serves 50th and Parkside Avenue going north and Pier 70 Shopping Plaza going south.

The Media/Elwyn line was originally the main line of the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad, laid in 1852-53. There has been a station at this location since at least 1886, when the line was owned by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad.[2]

Station layout[edit]

49th Street has two low-level side platforms.

G Street level Exit/entrance to 49th Street/Chester Avenue and Route 13 trolley
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Media/Elwyn Line toward Elwyn (Angora)
Inbound      Media/Elwyn Line toward Temple University (University City)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12.
  2. ^ Peniston, Bradley (February 14, 2013). "Short History of a Short Street". Navybook.com. Retrieved February 20, 2013.

External links[edit]

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