Jenkintown–Wyncote (SEPTA station)

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Jenkintown-Wyncote
SEPTA regional rail
Jenkintown Station II.JPG
Jenkintown-Wyncote Station
Location 2 Greenwood Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 77
Construction
Parking 430-space parking lot
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1872 (NPRR)
Rebuilt 1932 (RDG)
Electrified 1931
Previous names Jenkintown
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton
Jenkintown Wyncote Station
Jenkintown–Wyncote (SEPTA station) is located in Philadelphia
Jenkintown–Wyncote (SEPTA station)
Location Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000Coordinates: 40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000
Built 1872
Architect Horace Trumbauer
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Township of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
NRHP Reference # 14001103[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 29, 2014
Designated CP October 16, 1986

Jenkintown–Wyncote (originally "Jenkintown") is a major SEPTA Regional Rail station along the SEPTA Main Line. It is located at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and West Avenue on the border of Jenkintown and the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township. Jenkintown is the busiest Regional Rail station outside of the C-Zone, and the sixth busiest overall.

Station[edit]

Jenkintown-Wyncote Station was originally built in 1872 by the North Pennsylvania Railroad,[2] and replaced in 1932 by the Reading Railroad. The 1932-built structure remains to this day,[3] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. It currently lies in fare zone three and includes a parking lot with 450 spaces.[4] The West Trenton line branches off of the SEPTA Main Line at this station.

Service[edit]

This station is served by the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line, and Lansdale/Doylestown Line.[5] These three rail lines make Jenkintown-Wyncote the sixth-busiest station in SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside of the City of Philadelphia, with 1998 average weekday boardings and 1660 average weekday alightings.[6]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Jenkintown-Wyncote (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons

The structure on the inbound side of the station houses a ticket office and a restaurant