Lansdale station

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Lansdale
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Lansdale SEPTA station October 2018.jpeg
The former Reading Railroad station depot at Lansdale
Location101 West Main Street (PA 63) at Green Street
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446
Coordinates40°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
Owned bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Doylestown Line
Platforms3 side platforms
1 island platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsSuburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 96, 132
Construction
Platform levels1
Parking497
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedFebruary 7, 1903[1]
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Pennbrook Lansdale/​Doylestown Line 9th Street
toward Doylestown
Former services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Pennbrook Bethlehem Line Perkasie
toward Allentown
Hatfield
toward Allentown
Preceding station Lehigh Valley Transit Company Following station
Hatfield
via Couter and Angle stations
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed Line
Until 1951
Elm Street
via Washington Square, Acorn, and Broad Street stations
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Pennbrook
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Hatfield
toward Bethlehem
Kneedler
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.

Station layout[edit]

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Track 2      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward Link Belt or Doylestown (9th Street – Lansdale)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Track 1
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Pennbrook)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line alighting passengers only
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Pennbrook)
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line alighting passengers only
     Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (Pennbrook)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office (ticket office between Track 1 and Track 2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Station is Opened". The Buffalo Enquirer. February 7, 1903. p. 6. Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) (539 KB)

External links[edit]

Media related to Lansdale (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons