Jenkintown–Wyncote station

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Jenkintown-Wyncote
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Jenkintown Station II.JPG
Jenkintown-Wyncote station
Location 2 Greenwood Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s) SEPTA Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections City Bus SEPTA City Bus: 77
Construction
Parking 430-space parking lot
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1859 (NPRR)
Rebuilt 1932 (RDG)
Electrified 1931
Previous names Jenkintown
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/​Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Warminster Line
toward Warminster
West Trenton Line
toward West Trenton
Former services
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem
TerminusNew York Branch
Jenkintown Wyncote Station
Jenkintown–Wyncote station is located in Philadelphia
Jenkintown–Wyncote station
Location Wyncote, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000Coordinates: 40°5′35.52″N 75°8′16.8″W / 40.0932000°N 75.138000°W / 40.0932000; -75.138000
Built 1872
Architect Horace Trumbauer
Architectural style Queen Anne
Part of Wyncote Historic District (#86002884)
NRHP reference # 14001103[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 29, 2014
Designated CP October 16, 1986

Jenkintown–Wyncote station (originally Jenkintown station) is a major SEPTA Regional Rail station along the SEPTA Main Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and West Avenue on the border of Jenkintown and the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, with a mailing address in Jenkintown. It is the sixth-busiest station in the Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside Center City. Despite this, the station is not wheelchair accessible.

Station[edit]

Jenkintown–Wyncote station was originally built in 1872 by the North Pennsylvania Railroad,[2] and replaced in 1932 by the Reading Railroad. The 1932-built structure remains to this day,[3] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. It currently lies in fare zone three and includes a parking lot with 450 spaces.[4] The West Trenton line branches off of the SEPTA Main Line at this station.

Service[edit]

This station is served by the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Warminster Line, and West Trenton Line.[5] These three rail lines make Jenkintown-Wyncote the sixth-busiest station in SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the busiest outside the City of Philadelphia, with 1998 average weekday boardings and 1660 average weekday alightings.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ 1892 photos of old Jenkintown NPAA Station by William Henry Jackson
  3. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ SEPTA. "Jenkintown Station."
  5. ^ "SEPTA (Mar. 28, 2007). "Combined Timetable."" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-05-19. (321 KB)
  6. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)

External links[edit]

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