Fort Washington station

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SEPTA.svg Fort Washington
SEPTA regional rail
Fort Washington Station.jpg
The current high-level platform station at Fort Washington, at the southern end of the platform.
Location 7250 Summit Avenue
(Bethlehem Pike & Station Avenue)
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Coordinates 40°08′07″N 75°12′41″W / 40.1354°N 75.2115°W / 40.1354; -75.2115Coordinates: 40°08′07″N 75°12′41″W / 40.1354°N 75.2115°W / 40.1354; -75.2115
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 94, 95, 201
Construction
Structure type elevated
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1903
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
  Former services  
Reading Railroad
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem

Fort Washington station is a station along the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line. The station is located at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Station Avenue in the Fort Washington section of Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania. It is also served by SEPTA Bus Routes 94, 95, and 201. The station includes a 585-space parking lot. Originally built in 1903 by the Reading Company,[1] it was rebuilt with high-level platforms in 2010.[2] In FY 2013, Fort Washington station had a weekday average of 1108 boardings and 945 alightings. The first train from the station leaves at 5:32 A.M, while the last train arrives at the station at 1:10 A.M. The station is considered a major station on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line because most of the express trains stop at this station, before skipping many other intermediate stations on the line. Only one train, an express from Center City Philadelphia to North Wales skips this station. During the morning and afternoon peak hour, many trains operate to Center City as expresses, proceeding direct from Fort Washington station to Temple University Station. Throughout midday, and the later hours of the night, most trains are locals. [3]

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