Clifton–Aldan (SEPTA station)
SEPTA regional rail and trolley station
|Address||Springfield Road & West Maryland Avenue
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
|Platforms||2 side platforms (Media/Elwyn)
|Tracks||2 (Media/Elwyn), 2 (Route 102)|
|Parking||110 Free/32 with Permits|
Clifton-Aldan is a station along the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line. It is located at Springfield Road & Maryland Avenue and has a 110-space parking lot. In 2013, this station saw 351 boardings and 329 alightings on an average weekday.
This station is also within a walking distance of the Clifton-Aldan stop of the Route 102 Trolley (additional fare needed). The trolley stop is on the portion of the line where the tracks run in the streets rather than on their own right-of-way. Trolleys run beneath a narrow and low 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 m) bridge over Springfield Road with a parallel pedestrian tunnel before approaching the regional railroad station. South of the station, the Route 102 line moves from Springfield Road to Woodlawn Avenue. A shelter for the northbound trolley exists on Woodlawn Avenue near the corner of Springfield Road.
According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present website, Clifton-Aldan Station was originally built in 1880 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as Aldan Station, in the style of a stone Victorian farm house 21/2 stories high. Parking is available on the south side of the tracks on the corner of Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue as well as on the north side of the tracks along Jefferson Street between South Springfield Road and South Penn Street.
On May 28, 2009, SEPTA approved a $2.6 million rehabilitation effort which will include Clifton-Aldan station.