Fort Washington station

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Fort Washington
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Fort Washington Station.jpg
The current high-level platform station at Fort Washington, at the southern end of the platform.
Location7250 Summit Avenue
(Bethlehem Pike & Station Avenue)
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Coordinates40°08′07″N 75°12′41″W / 40.1354°N 75.2115°W / 40.1354; -75.2115Coordinates: 40°08′07″N 75°12′41″W / 40.1354°N 75.2115°W / 40.1354; -75.2115
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 94, 95, 201
Bus transport OurBus
Construction
Structure typeelevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1903
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Oreland Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Ambler
toward Doylestown
Fellwick
Closed 1996
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Oreland
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Ambler
toward Bethlehem

Fort Washington station is a station along the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line. The station is located at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Station Avenue in the Fort Washington section of Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, it is also served by SEPTA Bus Routes 94, 95, and 201, as well as OurBus intercity buses to New York City. The station includes a 585-space parking lot. Originally built in 1903 by the Reading Company,[1] it was rebuilt with high-level platforms in 2010.[2] In FY 2013, Fort Washington station had a weekday average of 1108 boardings and 945 alightings; the first train from the station leaves at 5:32 A.M, while the last train arrives at the station at 1:10 A.M; the station is considered a major station on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line because most of the express trains stop at this station, before skipping many other intermediate stations on the line. Only one train, an express from Center City Philadelphia to North Wales skips this station. During the morning and afternoon peak hour, many trains operate to Center City as expresses, proceeding direct from Fort Washington station to Temple University Station. Throughout midday, and the later hours of the night, most trains are locals. [3]

Station layout[edit]

Fort Washington has two high-level side platforms.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward Lansdale, Link Belt, or Doylestown (Ambler)
Inbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Oreland)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fort Washington and Cheltenham Station Reconstruction Projects (SEPTA)
  3. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)

External links[edit]

Media related to Fort Washington (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons