Exton (SEPTA station)

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Exton
Amtrak station
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Exton Station.jpg
Exton station in January 2013.
Station statistics
Address 425 Walkertown Road
Exton, PA 19341
Coordinates 40°01′10″N 75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218Coordinates: 40°01′10″N 75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218
Line(s) SEPTA: Amtrak:
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92
Local Transit Krapf Transit: Route A
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking 643 spaces (555 daily, 88 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Other information
Opened 1981
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code EXT (Amtrak)
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operator Amtrak & SEPTA
Fare zone 5 (SEPTA)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 109,980[2] Increase 3.2% (Amtrak)
Passengers (2012) 586 (weekday boardings)[3] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian

Exton Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia on Walkertown Road in Exton, Pennsylvania.[4] It is served by Amtrak's Keystone Service and daily eastbound trains on the Pennsylvanian line, as well as SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line.

There is no ticket office at the station. Unlike other stations served by SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line trains west of Philadelphia along the former Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line, the station is not located within the built-up portion of the community; it is merely a park-and-ride station along PA 100, near the highway's interchange with U.S. Route 30. There are 643 parking spaces at the station. Parking was last expanded in late 2009.

This station is wheelchair-accessible with short lengths of high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks. The platforms have bridge plates which allow a wheelchair to cross the gap between the platform and the train when it is stopped at the platform. This is 27.7 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total SEPTA weekday boardings at this station was 586.[3]

Station History[edit]

In late 2013, SEPTA developed renderings of a proposed station improvement plan.[5] The plan calls for near-full-length high-level boarding platforms on the inbound and outbound side of the tracks, a station building to be used as a waiting area, an extended exterior waiting canopy, as well as open-air shelters with glass windscreens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg “Keystone” Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. p. 71-72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Google Maps
  5. ^ "Exton Station Improvements" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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