Curtis Park (SEPTA station)

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Curtis Park
SEPTA regional rail
Curtis Park Station.jpg
Curtis Park station in June 2014.
Station statistics
Address Elmwood Avenue near Calcon Hook Road
Sharon Hill, PA 19079.
Coordinates 39°54′29″N 75°15′54″W / 39.908083°N 75.265008°W / 39.908083; -75.265008Coordinates: 39°54′29″N 75°15′54″W / 39.908083°N 75.265008°W / 39.908083; -75.265008
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 26
Other information
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Formerly Academy[1]
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line

Curtis Park is a station along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop here; the station is only served by SEPTA. The station is officially located at Elmwood Avenue near Calcon Hook Road in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. In reality it is located at the dead ends of Oak Avenue, one block east of Calcon Hook Road, and is accessible from Calcon Hook Road from Woodlawn Terrace on the north side of the tracks and Elmwood Avenue from the south side.

According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present website, Curtis Park was originally known as "Academy Station" prior to 1948. It was believed to have been named from a local branch of the Holy Child Academy which was once located nearby. The station has been closed and boarded up but still stands as a pair of platformed shelters, dividing Oak Avenue into two halves on either side of the railroad lines while Calcon Hook Road crosses over the lines. The station building was built by or for the Pennsylvania Railroad when the name was changed as the Curtis Publishing Company moved to town.

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