Wayne (SEPTA station)

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Not to be confused with Wayne Junction (SEPTA station).
Wayne
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Wayne-Station-Pennsylvania-08.27.2010.jpg
Station statistics
Address 177 North Wayne Avenue
and West Avenue
Wayne, PA, 19087
Line(s)
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 105 (on Lancaster Avenue)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 225 spaces (61 daily, 103 permit, 61 long-term meters)
Bicycle facilities 7 racks (14 bicycles)
Baggage check None
Other information
Opened 1882-1884
Electrified 1915
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operator SEPTA
Fare zone 3
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 665[2] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line
Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Wayne
Wayne (SEPTA station) is located in Pennsylvania
Wayne (SEPTA station)
Location Wayne, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′45″N 75°23′14″W / 40.0457°N 75.3872°W / 40.0457; -75.3872Coordinates: 40°02′45″N 75°23′14″W / 40.0457°N 75.3872°W / 40.0457; -75.3872
Architect Unknown; attributed to Wilson Brothers
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 99000674
Added to NRHP 1999[3]

Wayne Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at North Wayne Avenue & West Avenue in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.[4] It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

Wayne Station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1882 to 1884, on a design by Washington Bleddyn Powell. The original builder was William H. Bilyeu. It consists of two Victorian buildings flanking the rail lines and connected by an underground tunnel.[5] The station building was restored from 1998 to 2010 with significant local community support and funding. The year after this restoration project began, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The scope of this restoration included repair or replacement of the chimney, masonry, windows, doors, and the retaining wall.

SEPTA began a $22.7 million second phase of improvements that included roof replacement, repairs to the masonry and structural members, and other upgrades to the station building. The outbound shelter, dating from about 1890, was disassembled and completely rebuilt, mostly with new materials. In addition, ADA-mandated improvements including new high-level platforms, stairs and ramps to the platforms, building modifications, lighting, handrails, and signage was installed.[6] The new platforms, on both the inbound and outbound sides east of the station building, meant that trains no longer stop in front of the station itself, except in special cases.

Until the summer of 2010, the building housed the Station Cafe & Juice Bar, which served coffee, tea, and other beverages in the mornings and occasionally featured live Jazz at night. The cafe vacated the station shortly before renovations were completed, and re-opened under new ownership shortly after construction was completed.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays from 5:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 225 parking spaces at the station (including metered daily parking in nearby lots).

This station is 14.5 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 665, and the average total weekday alightings was 585.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Delaware County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
  4. ^ Google Maps
  5. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes James C. Higgins, Jr., and George E. Thomas (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pennsylvania Railroad: Station (Wayne)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  6. ^ SEPTA Unveils Revitalized Historic Wayne Train Station: June 25, 2010 (SEPTA Official News)

External links[edit]

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