Wallingford (SEPTA station)

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This article is about the station in Pennsylvania. For the station in Connecticut, see Wallingford (Amtrak station).
Wallingford
SEPTA regional rail
Wallingford Station.JPG
Wallingford Station, attributed to Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. "Lindenshade," his brother Horace Howard Furness's country house, stood on the hill behind it.
Station statistics
Address Kershaw and Possum Hollow Roads
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′13″N 75°22′18″W / 39.90362°N 75.37165°W / 39.90362; -75.37165Coordinates: 39°54′13″N 75°22′18″W / 39.90362°N 75.37165°W / 39.90362; -75.37165
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Buses
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 61 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Rebuilt 1880 or 1890
Electrified 1928
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Wallingford is a railway station along the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line, the former Pennsylvania Railroad West Chester Line. In 2013, this station saw 284 boardings and 420 alightings on an average weekday.[1] It is located at Kershaw Road and Possum Hollow Road (although SEPTA gives the address as "Kershaw Avenue"), Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

In 1855, when the rail line was extended (to Media) through Wallingford, passing and freight sidings were built at the location. The present station was built in 1890 (although some sources claim it was built in 1880)[2] and designed by architect Frank Furness. For a time, this station also served as Wallingford's post office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62 PDF
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Tricentennial Commission. A History of Nether Providence Township. 1987.

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