Highland Avenue (SEPTA station)

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Highland Avenue
SEPTA regional rail
Highland Avenue Station.jpg
The station at Highland Avenue in April 2012 on the Newark-bound platform. The Commodore Barry Bridge is visible in the distance.
Station statistics
Address Highland Avenue (US 13) & 6th Street
Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°50′01″N 75°23′34″W / 39.8337°N 75.3929°W / 39.8337; -75.3929Coordinates: 39°50′01″N 75°23′34″W / 39.8337°N 75.3929°W / 39.8337; -75.3929
Line(s)
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 113
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking Yes
Other information
Electrified 1928
Owned by SEPTA
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
(closed 2003)
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line
Not to be confused with Highland station on SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West line.
For the NJ Transit Rail station, see Highland Avenue (NJT station).

Highland Avenue is a station along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, one of two stations in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Amtrak trains do not stop there; it is only served by SEPTA. The line offers southbound service to Wilmington and Newark, Delaware and northbound service to Philadelphia. The station is located on Highland Avenue (US 13) and 6th Street in Chester, PA.

Highland Avenue is a small station, less built up and less patronized than the larger station in Chester, Chester Transportation Center. The site of PPL Park, the home venue of soccer team Philadelphia Union, however, is located nearby; however, since the club provides a complementary matchday shuttle from Chester Transportation Center, Highland Avenue remains little used.

In 2011, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission studied whether to close Highland Avenue and to replace it with a new station at Engle Street, placing it closer to PPL Park.[1]


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Girls on the platform at Highland Avenue station in the mid-1970s