Chester Transportation Center

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Chester Transportation Center
SEPTA regional rail
Chester Transportation Center; Bus Lot.JPG
Chester Station from the bus driveway between Welsh Street and the Avenue of the States.
Station statistics
Address 6th & Welsh Streets
Chester, PA 19013
Coordinates 39°50′58″N 75°21′36″W / 39.84932°N 75.35988°W / 39.84932; -75.35988Coordinates: 39°50′58″N 75°21′36″W / 39.84932°N 75.35988°W / 39.84932; -75.35988
Line(s)
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 37
Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 109, 113, 114, 117, 118, 119
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1903
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
(Closed 2003)
toward Newark
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
toward Philadelphia
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line

The Chester Transportation Center is a SEPTA bus and train station in Chester, Pennsylvania. The outside portion of the ground level serves SEPTA City Transit Division Route 37, and Suburban Transit Division Routes 109, 113, 114, 117, 118, and 119.

Above the building of the transportation center is the train station. The tracks run over the building. The station is served by the Wilmington/Newark Line. The line offers southbound service to Wilmington and Newark, Delaware and northbound service to Philadelphia. This station is located at 6th and Welsh Streets, Chester, PA 19013.

History[edit]

Chester station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1903. In the 1940s lots of NY-Washington trains stopped there; in 1970 one Philadelphia-Washington train stopped, and in 1978-83 Amtrak's Chesapeake stopped both ways between Philadelphia and Washington.[1][2] PRR/PC/Conrail local trains to Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark continued until SEPTA took them over in 1983.

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