Morton (SEPTA station)

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Coordinates: 39°54′28″N 75°19′42″W / 39.907904°N 75.328356°W / 39.907904; -75.328356

Morton
SEPTA regional rail
MortonR3.jpg
Passenger shelter across from Morton Station
Station statistics
Address 1 Yale Avenue & Morton Road
Morton, PA 19070
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 107
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 252 Free/30 with Permits
Bicycle facilities Yes (2 racks)
Other information
Opened 1867
Rebuilt 1880
Electrified 1928
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 2
Formerly Morton-Rutledge
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Morton, also known as Morton-Rutledge, is a station along the SEPTA Regional Rail Media/Elwyn Line, the former Pennsylvania Railroad West Chester Line. It is located at Yale & Morton Avenues west of PA 420 in Morton, Pennsylvania 19070. The south, inbound platform of the station is in Morton Borough while the north, outbound side is in Springfield Township.[1] Both dollar-a-day and permit parking are available. In 2013, this station saw 720 boardings and 657 alightings on an average weekday.[2]

History[edit]

Morton Station was originally built in 1867 for the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad. It was rebuilt in 1880 by architect Joseph Wilson of the Wilson Brothers architectural firm (although some have mistakenly credited the building to Frank Furness) for the Pennsylvania Railroad.[3] The second station is believed to have been designed in a manner similar to that of Glen Mills, which is now owned by the West Chester Railroad. In 1892, PRR added a westbound passenger shelter. A former freight house built in 1879 exists 50 feet west of the station house, both of which are maintained by the Morton Station Preservation Committee.[4][5]

On May 28, 2009, SEPTA approved a $2.6 million rehabilitation effort for Morton Station.[6]

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