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. In 2013, this station saw 510 boardings and 496 alightings on an average weekday.[1] 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[2] 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.[3] Previous plans to expand the tight parking lot were vetoed by the town of Elwyn, who insisted SEPTA reinstate service to West Chester instead.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61
  2. ^ restoration details
  3. ^ kyw1060.com
  4. ^ Williams, Gerry (January 1995). "Elwyn Parking Expansion Plans Rejected". Railpace Newsmagazine. 

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