Cynwyd station (SEPTA)

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Cynwyd
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Cynwyd Station.JPG
Cynwyd station platform
LocationConshohocken State Road & Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Coordinates40°00′24″N 75°13′54.5″W / 40.00667°N 75.231806°W / 40.00667; -75.231806Coordinates: 40°00′24″N 75°13′54.5″W / 40.00667°N 75.231806°W / 40.00667; -75.231806
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA City Bus: 44, 52
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1890
Electrified1930
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Terminus Cynwyd Line Bala
Former services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Barmouth
toward Ivy Ridge
Ivy Ridge Line Bala
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Barmouth Schuylkill Branch Bala

Cynwyd station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Located at Conshohocken State Road (PA 23) and Bala Avenue, it is the last station along the Cynwyd Line; the station includes a 41-space parking lot.

Service formerly continued farther northwest, crossing the Schuylkill River via the massive Manayunk Bridge, and ultimately terminating at Ivy Ridge station; this service ended in September 1986 when the integrity of the Pencoyd Viaduct was questioned. The massive span was shedding pieces of concrete due to spalling.[1] Further investigation by Urban Engineers determined that the bridge was safe and only needed surface work to end the spalling.[1] In 1999, construction finished on a project to stabilize and refurbish the bridge, but train service did not resume as expected.[1]

SEPTA received criticism for refusing to reinstate service north of Cynwyd after the Pencoyd Viaduct was deemed safe. Plans to re-extend service floated around for approximately a decade until 2008 when SEPTA dismantled the line north of Cynwyd after leasing the line for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail[2] and Ivy Ridge Trail, respectively.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance and parking
P
Platform level
All trains      Cynwyd Line alighting passengers only
     Cynwyd Line toward Suburban Station (Bala)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Spivey, Justin M. (April 2000). "Pennsylvania Railroad, Manayunk Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington,D.C.: Library of Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  2. ^ Cynwyd Heritage Trail
  3. ^ Ivy Ridge Green


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