Cynwyd station (SEPTA)

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SEPTA.svg Cynwyd
SEPTA regional rail
Cynwyd Station.JPG
Cynwyd Station platform
Location Conshohocken State Road & Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Coordinates 40°00′24″N 75°13′54.5″W / 40.00667°N 75.231806°W / 40.00667; -75.231806Coordinates: 40°00′24″N 75°13′54.5″W / 40.00667°N 75.231806°W / 40.00667; -75.231806
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections SEPTA City Bus: 44, 52
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 1890
Electrified 1930
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Terminus Cynwyd Line
Closed 1986
toward Ivy Ridge
Ivy Ridge Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Pottsville
Schuylkill Branch

Cynwyd station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Located at Conshohocken State Road (PA 23) and Bala Avenue, it is the last station along the Cynwyd Line. The station includes a 41-space parking lot.

Service formerly continued farther northwest, crossing the Schuylkill River via the massive Manayunk Bridge, and ultimately terminating at Ivy Ridge station. This service ended in September 1986 when the integrity of the Pencoyd Viaduct was questioned. The massive span was shedding pieces of concrete due to spalling.[1] Further investigation by Urban Engineers determined that the bridge was safe and only needed surface work to end the spalling.[1] In 1999, construction finished on a project to stabilize and refurbish the bridge, but train service did not resume as expected.[1]

SEPTA received criticism for refusing to reinstate service north of Cynwyd after the Pencoyd Viaduct was deemed safe. Plans to re-extend service floated around for approximately a decade until 2008 when SEPTA dismantled the line north of Cynwyd after leasing the line for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail[2] and Ivy Ridge Trail, respectively.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Spivey, Justin M. (April 2000). "Pennsylvania Railroad, Manayunk Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington,D.C.: Library of Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cynwyd Heritage Trail
  3. ^ Ivy Ridge Green


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