Prospect Park (SEPTA station)

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Prospect Park
SEPTA regional rail
Prospect Park-Moore Station.jpg
Prospect Park station in June 2014.
Station statistics
Address 735 Maryland Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′17″N 75°18′34″W / 39.888114°N 75.309434°W / 39.888114; -75.309434
Line(s)
Structure type Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Fare zone 2
Formerly Moore Station (????-1932)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
toward Philadelphia
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line

Prospect Park is a station along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line and Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop here; only SEPTA serves this station. The station, located at Lincoln and Maryland Avenues in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, includes a 44-space parking lot. Like the nearby Norwood Station, Prospect Park Station is located right next to the town's library, in this case the Prospect Park Public Library. It is also located near the Borough Hall.

Prospect Park Station was originally known as Moore Station, and was built by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations, Past & Present website, a property owner named Moore donated the property for this station. He did so, with the "condition" that the station should carry his family name for as long as it exists. Today it is also known as Prospect Park/Moore Station.[1]

However, that same source indicates that the current station building is NOT the original PW&B structure. ("...the original PW&B station ... predated the station that still exists"). The current station building was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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