Lamokin Street station

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Lamokin Street
Former SEPTA train station
Lamokin Street station site, January 2016.JPG
Former site of Lamokin Street station viewed in 2016
Location Lamokin Street
Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°50′31″N 75°22′32″W / 39.8420°N 75.3756°W / 39.8420; -75.3756Coordinates: 39°50′31″N 75°22′32″W / 39.8420°N 75.3756°W / 39.8420; -75.3756
History
Closed July 1, 2003[1][2]
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
R2 Newark.gif
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
toward Philadelphia
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line
toward Lenni
Chester Creek Branch

Lamokin Street is a former regional rail station on the SEPTA Regional Rail Wilmington/Newark Line located at Lamokin Street in Chester, Pennsylvania. Until 1972, it was the junction for the Chester Creek Branch, controlled by nearby Lamokin Tower. The branch line was operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad and later Penn Central, until service ended in 1972 due to damage caused by Hurricane Agnes.

The station was classified as a flag stop, which required passengers to tell the train crew that they wanted to board or depart prior to arrival. It was closed on July 1, 2003 due to low ridership - just 36 passengers per day.[1][2] The former site is adjacent to an electrical substation that provides power to both Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and SEPTA's Media/Elwyn lines. Highland Avenue and Chester Transportation Center stations nearby are still served by SEPTA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "On the Railroad Lines" (PDF). The Delaware Valley Rail Passenger. Vol. 21 no. 6-7. Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers. July 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Kenney, William (17 July 2003). "Missing the train". Archived from the original on 29 November 2003. 

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