Exton station (Pennsylvania)

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SEPTA.svg Exton
(Whiteland)
Amtrak station
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
Exton Station 2018c.jpg
Exton station in February 2018.
Location 425 Walkertown Road
Exton, PA 19341
Coordinates 40°01′10″N 75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218Coordinates: 40°01′10″N 75°37′18″W / 40.0195°N 75.6218°W / 40.0195; -75.6218
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by Amtrak & SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
SEPTA:Amtrak:
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 92
Local Transit Krapf's Transit: Route A
Local Transit WCU shuttle[2]
Construction
Parking 643 spaces (555 daily, 88 permit)
Bicycle facilities 4 racks (8 spaces)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code EXT (Amtrak)
Fare zone 4 (SEPTA)
History
Opened 1981
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017) 151,346[3]Increase 11.7% (Amtrak)
Passengers (2012) 586 (weekday boardings)[4] (SEPTA)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
toward New York
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
SEPTA.svg SEPTA
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line

Exton station is a train station in Exton, West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.[5] It is served by most Amtrak Keystone Service trains and one daily eastbound Pennsylvanian trip, as well as SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line. The station is located close to the former Whiteland station served by the former Pennsylvania Railroad.

There is no ticket office at the station. Unlike other stations served by SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line trains west of Philadelphia along the former Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line, the station is not located within the built-up portion of the community; it is merely a park-and-ride station along PA 100, near the highway's interchange with U.S. Route 30. There are 643 parking spaces at the station. Parking was last expanded in late 2009.

This station is wheelchair-accessible with short lengths of high-level platforms on both sides of the tracks. The platforms have bridge plates which allow a wheelchair to cross the gap between the platform and the train when it is stopped at the platform. This is 27.7 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total SEPTA weekday boardings at this station was 586.[4]

History[edit]

In late 2013, SEPTA developed renderings of a proposed station improvement plan.[6] The plan calls for near-full-length high-level boarding platforms on the inbound and outbound side of the tracks, a station building to be used as a waiting area, an extended exterior waiting canopy, as well as open-air shelters with glass windscreens.

Station layout[edit]

Exton has two high-level side platforms. A center track is not used for passenger service.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2 Paoli/Thorndale Line weekdays toward Thorndale (Whitford)
Keystone Service toward Harrisburg (Downingtown)
Pennsylvanian toward Pittsburgh (Lancaster)
No service ← No regular service →
Track 1 Pennsylvanian toward New York (Paoli)
Keystone Service toward Philadelphia or New York (Paoli)
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Malvern)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, parking

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Exton Train Station Shuttle Bus".
  3. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ Google Maps
  6. ^ "Exton Station Improvements" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Exton station (Pennsylvania) at Wikimedia Commons