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, USA
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
Platforms2 side platforms
1 island platform
Tracks3
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
Lansdale/​Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
Former services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Bethlehem Line
toward Allentown
toward Allentown
Lehigh Valley Transit Company
via Couter and Angle stations
toward Allentown
Liberty Bell High Speed Line
Until 1951
via Washington Square, Acorn, and Broad Street stations
toward 69th Street
Reading Railroad
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem
toward Elm Street
Stony Creek BranchTerminus

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