Miquon station

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Miquon
SEPTA.svg
Miquon Train Station Montco Planning Com.jpg
The Center City-bound platform and shelter at Miquon station
LocationRiver & Manor Roads
Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)Norristown Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking230 spaces
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1910
Electrified1931
Previous namesLafayette
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Ivy Ridge Manayunk/​Norristown Line Spring Mill
toward Elm Street
Shawmont
Closed 1996
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Shawmont Norristown Branch Spring Mill
toward Elm Street

Miquon station is a suburban commuter railroad station on the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line, located at River and Manor Roads in the Miquon section of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the first station on the line outside Philadelphia.

In FY 2013, Miquon station had a weekday average of 483 boardings and 452 alightings.[1]

The station is adjacent to a large office park (River Park I and II), which was redeveloped from a former paper mill in 1999;[2][3] as of April 2013, parking includes about 60 spaces adjacent to the tracks along River Road, and 170 spaces in the River Park II lot; the latter lot has been shrinking in size due to the expansion of a private school (AIM Academy) which leased most of the River Park II complex beginning in 2011.[4]

The station building on the outbound side is leased to an outside party and does not currently sell tickets. There is a shelter on the inbound side; connecting the two platforms is an official pedestrian crossing.

Miquon is expected to become a temporary turnback point for trains at times when the line is flooded by the Schuylkill River around Spring Mill and Conshohocken. A new remotely controlled interlocking has been built near the station for this purpose, as part of a project to install a modern cab signal system on the line.[5]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Inbound      Manayunk/​Norristown Line toward 30th Street or University City (Ivy Ridge)
Outbound      Manayunk/​Norristown Line toward Elm Street – Norristown (Spring Mill)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)
  2. ^ "River Park I". The Buccini/Pollin Group. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ "River Park II". The Buccini/Pollin Group. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  4. ^ "State of the School Report: Winter 2013". AIM Academy. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Manayunk/Norristown Line Shuttle Busing: An Explanation". SEPTA. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Miquon (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°03′31″N 75°15′59″W / 40.0587°N 75.2665°W / 40.0587; -75.2665