80th Street-Eastwick station
|SEPTA rapid transit station|
Restroom at the center of Eastwick Loop
|Location||Island Road @ Eightieth Street & Eastwick Avenue
|Owned by||Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority|
The 80th Street-Eastwick station is a SEPTA trolley station in Philadelphia. It is the western terminus of the SEPTA Subway-Surface Lines Route 36 trolley and is located at Island Road near the former 80th Street intersection in the Eastwick neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. The station is near Island Avenue and I-95. The Eastwick station of the SEPTA Regional Rail Line to Philadelphia International Airport is within walking distance of the station. From the Eastwick Loop, the trolleys travel in a reserved, unpaved median along Island Avenue until entering the street at Buist Avenue. There are a series of unnamed stations on that portion of the line.
Eastwick Loop in its current form was established during the 1980s. Prior to that point the western terminus of the Route 36 trolley was moved around to several locations in southwestern Philadelphia. Service was cut back to 94th Street & Eastwick Avenue on September 9, 1956, then again to 88th Street on August 15, 1962, and a third time to 84th Street on January 5, 1966. Service was restored to 88th Street on December 11, 1972, before being truncated to its current terminus at 80th Street on April 26, 1975. In 1985, Island Avenue was converted into a new bridge over the SEPTA Airport Line near the station, and the intersection of 80th Street and Eastwick Avenue was replaced by a frontage road loop on the north side of the tracks. Today's current trolley loop is located on the northwest corner of this bridge. Some of the former termini of the line are now located within the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.
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