Elkins Park station

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Elkins Park
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
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Elkins Park station, from the intersection of Park and Spring Avenues
Location7879 Spring Avenue
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 28
Construction
Parking59 space parking lot
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1898 (or 1899)[1]
Electrified1931
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Melrose Park
toward Airport
Airport Line Jenkintown–Wyncote
toward Glenside
Melrose Park Lansdale/​Doylestown Line
limited weekday service
Jenkintown–Wyncote
toward Doylestown
Melrose Park Warminster Line Jenkintown–Wyncote
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
limited weekday service, no weekend service
Jenkintown–Wyncote
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Melrose Park
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Jenkintown
toward Bethlehem
Elkins Railroad Station, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Elkins Park station is located in Philadelphia
Elkins Park station
LocationJct. of Spring and Park Aves., Cheltenham Township, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833Coordinates: 40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833
Area0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
Built1898
ArchitectCope & Stewardson Co.
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #90001609[2]
Added to NRHPOctober 25, 1990

Elkins Park station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station located in the Elkins Park neighborhood of Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The station building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its notable architecture; the station is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Spring Avenue. Elkins Park station is served by the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line, and Lansdale/Doylestown Line.

Station history[edit]

The station was constructed in 1898 by Cope & Stewardson, at a cost of $40,000.[3] Originally, it was known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Elkins Railroad station, but has also been known as Elkins Park station and Ashbourne station. The Queen Anne Style architecture of the station resulted in the station being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[4]

The station has low-level, non-handicapped accessible, railway platforms. In FY 2013, Elkins Park station had a weekday average of 632 boardings and 599 alightings.[5]

Service[edit]

Elkins Park station is located along one of SEPTA's main rail lines; the station is served by most weekday and weekend trains on the Warminster Line, limited weekday trains and no weekend trains on the West Trenton Line, and limited weekday trains and all weekend trains on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Elkins Park has two low-level side platforms.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Airport Line toward Glenside (Jenkintown–Wyncote)
Lansdale/Doylestown Line toward Lansdale, Link Belt, or Doylestown (Jenkintown–Wyncote)
Warminster Line toward Glenside or Warminster (Jenkintown–Wyncote)
West Trenton Line toward West Trenton (Jenkintown–Wyncote)
Inbound Airport Line toward Airport (Melrose Park)
Lansdale/Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Melrose Park)
Warminster Line toward University City (Melrose Park)
West Trenton Line toward University City (Melrose Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Ceremony Marks Elkins Park SEPTA Station Improvements; Station Houses Top, Hispanic-Owned Architectural Firm" PR Newswire. (May 15, 1997).
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places: Pennsylvania – Montgomery County (scroll down) (accessed August 3, 2006)
  5. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)
  6. ^ "Glenside Combined schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. Retrieved May 15, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Elkins Park (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons