Elwyn (SEPTA station)

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Elwyn
SEPTA regional rail
Elwyn Station.JPG
Elwyn Station
Station statistics
Address 35 Elwyn Avenue
Media, PA 19063
Coordinates 39°54′28″N 75°24′40″W / 39.90780°N 75.41124°W / 39.90780; -75.41124Coordinates: 39°54′28″N 75°24′40″W / 39.90780°N 75.41124°W / 39.90780; -75.41124
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 117
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1990
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 3
Formerly Greenwood
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Terminus Media/Elwyn Line
(closed)
toward West Chester
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Elwyn is the southern terminus of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line. Until 1986, service continued west to West Chester. Service was suspended due to poor track conditions. Plans by SEPTA to restore service as far west as Wawa by 2011[1] have yet to be fulfilled.

SEPTA broke ground on November 16, 2009, to add an additional 90 parking spaces in the congested parking lot, costing nearly a million dollars. Completion date is slated for June 2010.[2] Previous plans to expand the tight parking lot were vetoed by the town of Elwyn, who insisted SEPTA reinstate service to West Chester instead.[3]

Prior to being named Elwyn, the station was known as Greenwood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ restoration details
  2. ^ kyw1060.com
  3. ^ Williams, Gerry (January 1995). "Elwyn Parking Expansion Plans Rejected". Railpace Newsmagazine. 

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