Elkins Park (SEPTA station)

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Elkins Park
SEPTA regional rail
ElkinsParkStation.JPG
Elkins Park Station, from the intersection of Park and Spring Avenues
Station statistics
Address 7879 Spring Avenue
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Coordinates
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 28
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 59 space parking lot
Other information
Opened 1898 (or 1899)[1]
Electrified 1931
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 2
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton
Elkins Railroad Station, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Elkins Park (SEPTA station) is located in Philadelphia
Elkins Park (SEPTA station)
Location Jct. of Spring and Park Aves., Cheltenham Township, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833Coordinates: 40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833
Area 0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1898
Architect OR builder = Cope & Stewardson Co.
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 90001609[2]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1990

Elkins Park is a SEPTA Regional Rail located in the Elkins Park neighborhood of Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The station building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its notable architecture. The station is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Spring Avenue. Elkins Park station is served by the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line, and Lansdale/Doylestown Line.

Station history[edit]

The station was constructed in 1898 by Cope & Stewardson, at a cost of $40,000.[3] Originally, it was known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Elkins Railroad Station, but has also been known as Elkins Park Station and Ashbourne Station. The Queen Anne Style architecture of the station resulted in the station being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[4]

The station has low-level, non-handicapped accessible, railway platforms. In FY 2005, Elkins Park station had a weekday average of 445 boardings and 422 alightings.[5]

Service[edit]

Elkins Park Station is located along one of SEPTA's main rail lines. Elkins Park station is served by numerous Warminster Line and West Trenton Line trains, especially on weekends, when all Warminster and West Trenton trains stop at Elkins Park Station. On weekdays, certain Lansdale/Doylestown Line trains stop at Elkins Park, as well.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Ceremony Marks Elkins Park SEPTA Station Improvements; Station Houses Top, Hispanic-Owned Architectural Firm" PR Newswire. (May 15, 1997).
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places: Pennsylvania – Montgomery County (scroll down) (accessed August 3, 2006)
  5. ^ SEPTA (May 2006). Annual Service Plan 2007. p. 83 PDF (539 KB)
  6. ^ SEPTA (September 7, 2008). "Combined Timetable." PDF (321 KB)

External links[edit]

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