Hatboro station

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Hatboro
SEPTA.svg
Hatboro PA SEPTA station from parking lot December 2015.jpg
Hatboro station
Location21 South Penn Street
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°10′32″N 75°06′11″W / 40.1756°N 75.1030°W / 40.1756; -75.1030Coordinates: 40°10′32″N 75°06′11″W / 40.1756°N 75.1030°W / 40.1756; -75.1030
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)Warminster Line
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Parking175 spaces
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1871
RebuiltDecember 1934–June 1, 1935[1][2]
Electrified1931
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Willow Grove Warminster Line Warminster
Terminus
Fulmor
Closed 1996
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Fulmor
toward Glenside
New Hope Branch Warminster
toward New Hope

Hatboro station is a rail station on SEPTA Regional Rail's Warminster Line, formerly the Reading Railroad's New Hope Branch, in Hatboro, Pennsylvania and once terminus for electrified MUs.[clarification needed] Electrification was extended to Warminster in 1974, it is located at the intersection of Byberry Road and Penn Street. The station features a passing siding for handling multiple trains as well as a 100-space parking lot; the current brick construction station stands at 20' x 55' and was built in 1935. An original wood construction freight station was completed in 1871 but no longer stands at the site.

Description[edit]

A Center City-bound train stops at the Hatboro station

Hatboro station consists of a side platform along the tracks; the station has a ticket office and waiting room that is open on weekday mornings. Hatboro station has a parking lot with 100 spaces, with a remote parking area across Byberry Road that contains 75 spaces. Both parking lots charge $1 a day.[3] Parking is also provided at the Hatboro Municipal Parking Lot across Moreland Avenue, which has 93 spaces and charges $1 a day.[3][4]

Train service at Hatboro station is provided along the Warminster Line of SEPTA Regional Rail, which runs south to Center City Philadelphia and north one stop to its terminus at Warminster. Hatboro station is located in fare zone 3. Service is provided daily from early morning to late evening. Most Warminster Line trains continue through the Center City Commuter Connection tunnel and become Airport Line trains, providing service to the Philadelphia International Airport.[5] In FY 2013, Hatboro station had a weekday average of 457 boardings and 430 alightings.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G
Storage track ← No passenger service →
All trains      Warminster Line toward Warminster (Terminus)
     Warminster Line toward University City (Willow Grove)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station for Hatboro". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 23, 1934. p. 60. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Local Flashes". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. June 3, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b "Hatboro Station". SEPTA. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Non-SEPTA parking for Hatboro Station". SEPTA. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Warminster Line schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "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 Hatboro (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons