Spring Mill station

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Spring Mill
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Spring Mill Station.jpg
Spring Mill station in April 2012. The Schuylkill River Trail is visible to the right.
LocationStation Avenue near Hector Street
Conshohocken, PA
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)Norristown Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsSchuylkill River Trail
Construction
Parking154 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Miquon Manayunk/​Norristown Line Conshohocken
toward Elm Street
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Miquon Norristown Branch Conshohocken
toward Elm Street

Spring Mill station is a suburban commuter railroad station on the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its official address is Station Avenue near Hector Street, Conshohocken (ZIP code 19428), but it is actually in the Spring Mill section of Whitemarsh Township; the station is located south of Hector Street, where North Lane deadends at the Schuylkill River.

The original station was established by the Reading Railroad about 1880, and took its name from the nearby 18th-century grist mill.

In FY 2013, Spring Mill station had a weekday average of 378 boardings and 358 alightings,[1] it has a 154-space parking lot, and is handicapped-accessible. The Schuylkill River Trail passes next to the station.

Due to the proximity of the Schuylkill River and a pair of tributary streams, the station is periodically subjected to flooding, resulting in the temporary suspension of all service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line.[2][3] A project to replace the line's signal system is underway in 2013 that is intended to confine future flooding closures on the line to the section above Miquon station, by allowing partial service further down the line instead of no service on the line at all.[4]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Inbound      Manayunk/​Norristown Line toward 30th Street or University City (Miquon)
Outbound      Manayunk/​Norristown Line toward Elm Street – Norristown (Conshohocken)
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. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)
  2. ^ Sunnergren, Tom; et al. "Schuylkill to Crest at Over 20 Feet Friday Morning". Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ "SEPTA Team Awarded Grant for Climate Adaptation Plan". SEPTA Sustainability Journal. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Manayunk/Norristown Line Shuttle Busing: An Explanation". SEPTA. Retrieved 6 April 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°04′27″N 75°17′10″W / 40.0742°N 75.2860°W / 40.0742; -75.2860