Jenkintown–Wyncote station

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Jenkintown–Wyncote
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Jenkintown-Wyncote station
Location2 Greenwood Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsCity Bus SEPTA City Bus: 77
Construction
Parking430-space parking lot
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1859 (NPRR)
RebuiltMarch 24, 1932 (Reading)[1]
Electrified1931
Previous namesJenkintown
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Elkins Park
toward Airport
Airport Line Glenside
Terminus
Elkins Park Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Glenside
toward Doylestown
Elkins Park Warminster Line Glenside
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line Noble
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Elkins Park
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Glenside
toward Bethlehem
Terminus New York Branch Noble
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Wayne Junction Philadelphia – Jersey City
Local
West Trenton
Jenkintown Wyncote Station
Jenkintown–Wyncote station is located in Philadelphia
Jenkintown–Wyncote station
LocationWyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000Coordinates: 40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000
Built1872
ArchitectHorace Trumbauer
Architectural styleQueen Anne
Part ofWyncote Historic District (#86002884)
NRHP reference #14001103[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 29, 2014
Designated CPOctober 16, 1986

Jenkintown–Wyncote station (originally Jenkintown station) is a major SEPTA Regional Rail station along the SEPTA Main Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and West Avenue on the border of Jenkintown and the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, with a mailing address in Jenkintown, it is the sixth-busiest station in the Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside Center City. Despite this, the station is not wheelchair accessible. However, SEPTA has plans to make the station wheelchair accessible by 2020.[citation needed]

Station[edit]

Jenkintown–Wyncote station was originally built in 1872 by the North Pennsylvania Railroad,[3] and replaced in 1932 by the Reading Railroad; the 1932-built structure remains to this day,[4] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. It currently lies in fare zone 3 and includes a parking lot with 450 spaces;[5] the West Trenton Line branches off of the SEPTA Main Line at this station.

Service[edit]

This station is served by the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Warminster Line, and West Trenton Line;[6] these three rail lines make Jenkintown-Wyncote the sixth-busiest station in SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside the City of Philadelphia, with 1998 average weekday boardings and 1660 average weekday alightings.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Jenkintown–Wyncote has two low-level side platforms connected by a tunnel underneath the tracks.

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Jenkintown-Wyncote Station Opens". The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 25, 1932. p. 17. Retrieved July 3, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ 1892 photos of old Jenkintown NPAA Station by William Henry Jackson
  4. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  5. ^ SEPTA. "Jenkintown Station."
  6. ^ "SEPTA (Mar. 28, 2007). "Combined Timetable."" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-19. (321 KB)
  7. ^ "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 Jenkintown-Wyncote (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons