Drexel Hill Junction station

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Drexel Hill Junction
Shadeland Avenue
19690104 28 PST 4 Drexel Hill (6792816545).jpg
A Brilliner at Drexel Hill Junction in 1969.
Location Hillcrest Road & Shadeland Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Coordinates 39°56′50″N 75°17′33″W / 39.9471°N 75.2926°W / 39.9471; -75.2926Coordinates: 39°56′50″N 75°17′33″W / 39.9471°N 75.2926°W / 39.9471; -75.2926
Owned by SEPTA
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Buses
Structure type Three sheds
Parking No
Electrified Overhead lines
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Media-Sharon Hill Line
Route 101
toward 69th Street
toward Sharon Hill
Media-Sharon Hill Line
Route 102

Drexel Hill Junction (also known as Shadeland Avenue) is a SEPTA Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Line station in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It is located near Hillcrest Road and Shadeland Avenue, and serves both Routes 101 and 102. Drexel Hill Junction is the last stop where Routes 101 and 102 share the same right-of-way.

Trolleys arriving at this station travel between 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and either Orange Street in Media, Pennsylvania for the Route 101 line, or Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania for the Route 102 line. The station has three covered sheds where people can go inside when it is raining, two of which are along the Route 101 line, and one of which is along the Route 102 line. It serves as a stop for both local and express lines. The tracks split between Shadeland and Turner Avenues. A storage track exists between the wye that terminates across from the intersection of Turner and Berry Avenues. No parking is available at this station, and bus connections are limited.

The sheds include an original P&W-era stone shelter on the southeast corner of Shadeland Avenue with a heavy gabled roof and green window frames with no glass. The shelter on the northeast corner of Shadeland Avenue is a square green stucco shelter with both an enclosed and open area, and an angled-roof tilting slightly down towards Hillcrest Road.

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