Clifton–Aldan station

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SEPTA Regional Rail and Suburban Division station
Clifton-Aldan Station.jpg
LocationSpringfield Road & West Maryland Avenue
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
Coordinates39°55′35″N 75°17′27″W / 39.92634°N 75.29075°W / 39.92634; -75.29075Coordinates: 39°55′35″N 75°17′27″W / 39.92634°N 75.29075°W / 39.92634; -75.29075
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)West Chester Line
Platforms2 side platforms (Media/Elwyn)
Sidewalks(Route 102)
Tracks2 (Media/Elwyn), 2 (Route 102)
Parking110 Free/32 with Permits
Other information
Fare zone2
Electrified1928 (Media/Elwyn)
Previous namesAldan
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line Gladstone
Providence Road Route 102 Trolley Springfield Road

Clifton–Aldan station is a SEPTA station in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. It serves the Media/Elwyn Line and is nearby the Clifton–Aldan station of the SEPTA Route 102 trolley, it is located at Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue[1][2] and has a 110-space parking lot. In 2013, this station saw 351 boardings and 329 alightings on an average weekday.[3]

The Clifton–Aldan trolley stop is officially a separate station requiring additional fare; the trolley stop is on the portion of the line where the tracks run in the streets rather than on their own right-of-way. Trolleys run beneath a narrow and low 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 m) bridge over Springfield Road with a parallel pedestrian tunnel before approaching the regional railroad station.[4] South of the station, the Route 102 line moves from Springfield Road to Woodlawn Avenue. A shelter for the northbound trolley exists on Woodlawn Avenue near the corner of Springfield Road.


According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present website, Clifton-Aldan Station was originally built in 1880 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as Aldan Station, in the style of a stone Victorian farm house 21/2 stories high.[5] Parking is available on the south side of the tracks on the corner of Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue as well as on the north side of the tracks along Jefferson Street between South Springfield Road and South Penn Street.

On May 28, 2009, SEPTA approved a $2.6 million rehabilitation effort which will include Clifton-Aldan station.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Clifton–Aldan has two low-level side platforms.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Media/Elwyn Line toward Elwyn (Primos)
Inbound      Media/Elwyn Line toward Temple University (Gladstone)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, transfer to Route 102 trolley


  1. ^ Retrieved November 11, 2015
  2. ^ Retrieved November 11, 2015
  3. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12.
  4. ^ October 24, 2010 photo of SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line bridge over Route 102 Trolley, by Bob Wright (
  5. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania Archived 2008-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Many Septa station to get makeovers

External links[edit]

The Route 102 Trolley to Sharon Hill emerges from the bridge over Springfield Road in 1976.