Cheltenham (SEPTA station)

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Cheltenham
SEPTA regional rail
Cheltenham Station.jpg
Cheltenham Station in March 2012, after construction of the new high level platform.
Station statistics
Address Old Soldiers Road & Hasbrook Avenue
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Coordinates 40°03′26″N 75°05′34″W / 40.057258°N 75.092722°W / 40.057258; -75.092722Coordinates: 40°03′26″N 75°05′34″W / 40.057258°N 75.092722°W / 40.057258; -75.092722
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 17 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1893
Rebuilt 1993, 2007
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Formerly Cheltenham Junction
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Fox Chase Line
toward Fox Chase

Cheltenham is a station located along the SEPTA Regional Rail Fox Chase Line. It is located at Old Soldiers Road and Hasbrook Avenue and has a 17-space parking lot.[1] In FY 2013, Cheltenham station had a weekday average of 267 boardings and 392 alightings.[2]

Until 2005, the freight and commuter rail lines shared track from Newtown Junction to a point just south of Cheltenham station, where SEPTA trains utilized a crossover to travel to/from the freight track. These tracks are now segregated, with a siding having been installed between Cheltenham and Lawndale stations for SEPTA use during peak hours. The freight line eventually merges with SEPTA's West Trenton Line between Neshaminy Falls and Langhorne Stations.

Cheltenham Station serves the Burholme neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia and the eastern part of Cheltenham Township.

History[edit]

In 1993, the original 100-year-old station was destroyed by fire in what was ruled by the police as an arson.[3] The station was replaced with a trailer serving as the ticket office. A new station and high-level platforms were opened in October 2007.[4]

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