Lansdale station

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Lansdale
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SEPTA Regional Rail station
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The former Reading Railroad station depot at Lansdale.
Location 101 West Main Street (PA 63) at Green Street
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446, USA
Coordinates 40°14′35″N 75°17′07″W / 40.2431°N 75.2852°W / 40.2431; -75.2852Coordinates: 40°14′35″N 75°17′07″W / 40.2431°N 75.2852°W / 40.2431; -75.2852
Line(s) SEPTA Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Suburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 96, 132
Construction
Parking 497
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened February 7, 1903[1]
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Former services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Bethlehem–Philadelphia
toward Allentown
Preceding station   Lehigh Valley Transit Company   Following station
via Couter and Angle stations
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed Line
Liberty Bell Limited (service ended 1951)
via Washington Square, Acorn, and Broad Street stations
toward 69th Street
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem
toward Elm Street
Stony Creek Branch Terminus

Lansdale station, also known as the Lansdale Transportation Center, is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Located at Main Street (PA 63) and Green Street, it serves the Lansdale/Doylestown Line. It was originally built in 1902 by the Reading Company, opening on February 7, 1903; a freight house was added in 1909.[2] In FY 2013, Lansdale station had a weekday average of 1396 boardings and 1272 alightings.[3]

The station features a 497-space parking lot, and is near the SEPTA's 25 Hz Traction Power System plant, originally built by the RDG. The station interior was formerly home to an internet café, and Italian deli called "A Little Something Nice".

Lansdale station was formerly an important transfer point between electric and Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDCs) service to points north, such as Quakertown, Bethlehem and Allentown. RDC service on the Bethlehem Line was eliminated in 1981 due to budget cuts. Proposals for service restoration to Quakertown have been floated around since the late 1990s, but nothing has gone past the discussion phase. Service restoration beyond Quakertown is no longer generally considered a feasible option, due to SEPTA's leasing of the railroad right-of-way for use as an interim walking trail beyond Quakertown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Station is Opened". The Buffalo Enquirer. February 7, 1903. p. 6. Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "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]

Media related to Lansdale (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons