Ambler station

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Ambler
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Ambler Station.jpg
The new high-level platform station at Ambler, facing the former stationhouse
Location30 South Main Street
(Butler Avenue & Main Street)
Ambler, PA 19002
Coordinates40°09′13″N 75°13′30″W / 40.1536°N 75.2251°W / 40.1536; -75.2251Coordinates: 40°09′13″N 75°13′30″W / 40.1536°N 75.2251°W / 40.1536; -75.2251
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsSEPTA Suburban Bus: 94, 95
Construction
Parking496 spaces (92 with permits)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1855[1]
Rebuilt1888[1]
Previous namesWissahickon (1855–1869)[1]
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Fort Washington Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Penllyn
toward Doylestown
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Fort Washington
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Penllyn
toward Bethlehem

Ambler station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Ambler, Pennsylvania. It was originally built by the Reading Company as Wissahickon, until being renamed in 1869 after Mary Johnson Ambler, who helped direct the aftermath of the Great Train Wreck of 1856. The station serves the Lansdale/Doylestown Line. Its official address is at Butler Avenue and Main Street; however, the actual location is a block west on Butler Avenue and Short Race Street. The station provides connections to SEPTA Bus Routes 94 and 95. In FY 2013, Ambler station had a weekday average of 1017 boardings and 816 alightings.[2] The station includes a 496-space parking lot.

The station was briefly featured in the 1966 Hayley Mills movie The Trouble with Angels,[3] although subsequent station scenes were shot at the Glendale Transportation Center in California.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Ambler has two high-level side platforms.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward Lansdale, Link Belt, or Doylestown (Penllyn)
Inbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Fort Washington)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ambler Borough Open Space Plan. Montgomery County Planning Commission (Report). 2006. pp. 2, 36. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan." p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 12, 2014.  (539 KB)
  3. ^ "The Trouble With Angels: The 40th Anniversary of the Ambler, Pennsylvania filming". Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  4. ^ Filming Locations for "The Trouble with Angels" (Internet Movie Database)

External links[edit]

Media related to Ambler (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons