Clifton–Aldan station

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SEPTA.svg Clifton-Aldan
Clifton-Aldan
SEPTA intermodal transportation center
Clifton-Aldan Station.jpg
Location Springfield Road & West Maryland Avenue
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
Coordinates 39°55′35″N 75°17′27″W / 39.92634°N 75.29075°W / 39.92634; -75.29075Coordinates: 39°55′35″N 75°17′27″W / 39.92634°N 75.29075°W / 39.92634; -75.29075
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms (Media/Elwyn)
Sidewalks(Route 102)
Tracks 2 (Media/Elwyn), 2 (Route 102)
Construction
Parking 110 Free/32 with Permits
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 1880
Electrified 1928 (Media/Elwyn)
Previous names Aldan
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
  Transfer  
toward Sharon Hill
Media-Sharon Hill Line
Route 102
toward 69th Street
(Closed March 15, 2010)
toward Sharon Hill
  Former services  
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward West Chester
West Chester Line
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Clifton–Aldan station is a SEPTA station in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. It serves the Media/Elwyn Line and is nearby the Clifton–Aldan station of the SEPTA Route 102 trolley. It is located at Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue[1][2] and has a 110-space parking lot. In 2013, this station saw 351 boardings and 329 alightings on an average weekday.[3]

The Clifton–Aldan trolley stop is officially a separate station requiring additional fare. The trolley stop is on the portion of the line where the tracks run in the streets rather than on their own right-of-way. Trolleys run beneath a narrow and low 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 m) bridge over Springfield Road with a parallel pedestrian tunnel before approaching the regional railroad station.[4] South of the station, the Route 102 line moves from Springfield Road to Woodlawn Avenue. A shelter for the northbound trolley exists on Woodlawn Avenue near the corner of Springfield Road.

History[edit]

According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present website, Clifton-Aldan Station was originally built in 1880 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as Aldan Station, in the style of a stone Victorian farm house 21/2 stories high.[5] Parking is available on the south side of the tracks on the corner of Springfield Road and West Maryland Avenue as well as on the north side of the tracks along Jefferson Street between South Springfield Road and South Penn Street.

On May 28, 2009, SEPTA approved a $2.6 million rehabilitation effort which will include Clifton-Aldan station.[6]

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The Route 102 Trolley to Sharon Hill emerges from the bridge over Springfield Road in 1976.