Lansdale station

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Lansdale SEPTA station October 2018.jpeg
The former Reading Railroad station depot at Lansdale
Location80 West Main Street (PA 63)
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
ConnectionsSuburban Bus SEPTA Suburban Bus: 96, 132
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
OpenedFebruary 7, 1903[1]
ElectrifiedJuly 26, 1931[2]
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
toward Allentown
Preceding station Lehigh Valley Transit Company Following station
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 Bethlehem Branch Orvilla
toward Bethlehem
Terminus Doylestown Branch Fortuna
toward Doylestown
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.[3] Historically, the station hosted the Interstate Express (north to Syracuse) and the Scranton Flyer (north to Scranton). Additionally, the station served commuter trains on the Reading's branch to Bethlehem until service was ended in 1981.[4] The historic station building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.[5]

In FY 2013, Lansdale station had a weekday average of 1396 boardings and 1272 alightings.[6]

The station features a 178-space parking lot and a 660-space parking garage.[7] The parking garage at Lansdale station opened on April 17, 2017, offering hundreds of additional parking spaces at the station.[8] Lansdale station 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.

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 2021 as the Philadelphia & Reading Railway: Lansdale Passenger Station.[9]

Station layout[edit]

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)



  1. ^ "New Station is Opened". The Buffalo Enquirer. February 7, 1903. p. 6. Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via open access
  2. ^ "Reading Installs Electric Service". The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 26, 1931. p. 8. Retrieved August 22, 2020 – via open access
  3. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "Reading Railway System, Condensed Time-Table". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 82 (8). January 1950.
  5. ^ "Weekly listing". National Park Service.
  6. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. (539 KB)
  7. ^ "Lansdale Station". SEPTA. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Stamm, Dan (April 17, 2017). "SEPTA Adds Hundreds of Parking Spots to Montgomery County Regional Rail Station". Philadelphia, PA: WCAU-TV. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  9. ^ National Register of Historic Places (Weekly List; December 16, 2021)

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