Lansdale (SEPTA station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lansdale Station
SEPTA regional rail station
Lansdale Station.JPG
Lansdale Station
Location 101 West Main Street (PA 63) at Green Street
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446, USA
Coordinates 40°14′35″N 75°17′07″W / 40.2431°N 75.2852°W / 40.2431; -75.2852Coordinates: 40°14′35″N 75°17′07″W / 40.2431°N 75.2852°W / 40.2431; -75.2852
Platforms 2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 96, 132
Parking 497
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 5
Opened 1902
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown

The Lansdale Transportation Center is a station along the SEPTA Doylestown Line. It was originally built in 1902 by the Reading Company (RDG). A freight house was added in 1909.[1] In FY 2013, Lansdale station had a weekday average of 1396 boardings and 1272 alightings.[2]

The station is located at Main Street (PA 63) and Green Street in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and has a 497-space parking lot. It is served by the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, and is near the SEPTA's 25 Hz Traction Power System plant, originally built by the RDG. The station interior was formerly home to an internet cafe, and Italian deli called "A Little Something Nice".

Lansdale Station was formerly an important transfer point between electric and Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDCs) service to points north, such as Quakertown, Bethlehem and Allentown. RDC service was eliminated in 1981 due to budget cuts. Proposals for service restoration to Quakertown have been floated around since the late 1990s, but nothing has gone past the discussion phase. Service restoration beyond Quakertown is no longer generally considered a feasible option, due to SEPTA's leasing of the railroad right-of-way for use as an interim walking trail.

See also[edit]

SEPTA diesel service


External links[edit]

Media related to Lansdale (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons