Paper Mill Road (SEPTA Route 101 station)

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Paper Mill Road
SEPTA trolley
Trolley in the Park (2186415086).jpg
A Route 101 Trolley near Paper Mill Road station
Station statistics
Address Paper Mill Road at Smedley Park
Springfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′55″N 75°21′28″W / 39.9154°N 75.3579°W / 39.9154; -75.3579Coordinates: 39°54′55″N 75°21′28″W / 39.9154°N 75.3579°W / 39.9154; -75.3579
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Electrified Overhead lines
Owned by SEPTA
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Route 101
toward 69th Street

Paper Mill Road is a stop along the SEPTA Media (Route 101) trolley line. It is officially located on Paper Mill Road at Smedley Park in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Smedley County Park is a park named after Samuel L. Smedley, the local founder of the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Board.

Trolleys arriving at this station travel between 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and Orange Street in Media, Pennsylvania. As part of a major line renovation project in 2010 the shelter at the stop was re-roofed and painted, and a metal bench and platform plantings were added, providing passengers a pleasant waiting area and shelter from the elements. It also has free parking. However these are facilities of Smedley Park, rather than of SEPTA. No elevated platforms exist at this station. Unlike most stops along Route 101 in Springfield, the Paper Mill Road stop is located along a section of single track that takes the line through wooded parkland west from Woodland Avenue to the western limit of the township (the Crum Creek Bridge) and a few hundred yards further into Nether Providence Township. Like station stops at Woodland Avenue, Thomson Road, Springfield Mall, and Bowling Green, passengers enter and leave the trolleys from the side of the single-track line where the shelter stands. At an isolated turnout in wooded Smedley Park in Nether Providence Township west of Paper Mill Road Station and east of Pine Ridge Station, the line again becomes double-tracked for the stretch to the Media town border at Bowling Green Station.

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