Elkins Park station

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Elkins Park
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Elkins Park station, from the intersection of Park and Spring Avenues
Location 7879 Spring Avenue
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s) SEPTA Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 28
Parking 59 space parking lot
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 2
Opened 1898 (or 1899)[1]
Electrified 1931
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/​Doylestown Line
limited weekday service
toward Doylestown
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
limited weekday service, no weekend service
toward West Trenton
Former services
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem
Elkins Railroad Station, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Elkins Park station is located in Philadelphia
Elkins Park station
Location Jct. of Spring and Park Aves., Cheltenham Township, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833Coordinates: 40°4′16″N 75°7′42″W / 40.07111°N 75.12833°W / 40.07111; -75.12833
Area 0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1898
Architect Cope & Stewardson Co.
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 90001609[2]
Added to NRHP October 25, 1990

Elkins Park station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station located in the Elkins Park neighborhood of Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The station building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its notable architecture. The station is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Spring Avenue. Elkins Park station is served by the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line, and Lansdale/Doylestown Line.

Station history[edit]

The station was constructed in 1898 by Cope & Stewardson, at a cost of $40,000.[3] Originally, it was known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Elkins Railroad station, but has also been known as Elkins Park station and Ashbourne station. The Queen Anne Style architecture of the station resulted in the station being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[4]

The station has low-level, non-handicapped accessible, railway platforms. In FY 2013, Elkins Park station had a weekday average of 632 boardings and 599 alightings.[5]


Elkins Park station is located along one of SEPTA's main rail lines. The station is served by most weekday and weekend trains on the Warminster Line, limited weekday trains and no weekend trains on the West Trenton Line trains, and limited weekday trains and all weekend trains on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line.[6]


  1. ^ Existing Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Ceremony Marks Elkins Park SEPTA Station Improvements; Station Houses Top, Hispanic-Owned Architectural Firm" PR Newswire. (May 15, 1997).
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places: Pennsylvania – Montgomery County (scroll down) (accessed August 3, 2006)
  5. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12.  (539 KB)
  6. ^ "Glenside Combined schedule" (PDF). SEPTA. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Elkins Park (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons