Lindenwold station

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Lindenwold
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A New Jersey Transit Atlantic City Line train at Lindenwold station
Location 801 Berlin Road North
Lindenwold, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°50′2″N 75°0′2″W / 39.83389°N 75.00056°W / 39.83389; -75.00056Coordinates: 39°50′2″N 75°0′2″W / 39.83389°N 75.00056°W / 39.83389; -75.00056
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform (PATCO)
1 side platform (NJ Transit)
Tracks 2 (PATCO)
1 (NJ Transit)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 403, 459, and 554
Construction
Parking 3,235 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LDW (Amtrak)
History
Opened January 4, 1969[1][2]
Electrified 750 V DC (PATCO only)
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 445 (average weekday)[3] (Atlantic City Line)
Services
Preceding station   PATCO   Following station
PATCO Speedline
Local
Terminus
PATCO Speedline
Philadelphia Express
NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail
toward Philadelphia
Atlantic City Line
  Former service  
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Atlantic City Express
1989-1994
Terminus

Lindenwold is a train station in Lindenwold, New Jersey served by the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line regional rail service and the rapid transit PATCO Speedline. Lindenwold is the eastern terminus of PATCO; the system's headquarters and maintenance facility are located adjacent to the station in neighboring Voorhees. The station is also served by NJ Transit buses. The station opened in 1969; it also served Amtrak from 1989 to 1994.

History[edit]

A PATCO train at Lindenwold in April 1969
New NJT shelter under construction in December 2011

The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) formerly operated a station at nearby Kirkwood. On January 4, 1969, the Bridge Line subway was extended as the PATCO Speedline to a park-and-ride terminus at Lindenwold.[1] Kirkwood station was simultaneously replaced by Lindenwold. PRSL service was cut back from Philadelphia to Lindenwold; passengers had to transfer to reach Philadelphia. This forced transfer hurt already dwindling ridership, and the service (by then operated by Conrail and funded by the state) ended on June 30, 1982.[4]

On May 21, 1989, Amtrak began operating the Atlantic City Express service from New York and Washington to Atlantic City, with Lindenwold as an intermediate stop.[4] NJ Transit began operating local service between Atlantic City and Lindenwold on September 17, 1989.[5] Some NJ Transit trains were extended from Lindenwold to Philadelphia on May 2, 1993.[6] NJ Transit opened Cherry Hill station on July 2, 1994; Amtrak began stopping there instead of Lindenwold.[7][8] Amtrak service to Atlantic City ended entirely on April 2, 1995; all NJ Transit service was extended to Philadelphia at that time.[5] However, Lindenwold is still commonly used to transfer between NJ Transit and PATCO service.[5]

In 2011, NJ Transit began construction of a new PATCO waiting room, Atlantic City Line shelter, a new platform entrance, and other work. The modifications were originally intended to be completed in 2012, but took until 2014.[9][10]

Station layout[edit]

2F
PATCO Platform level
Westbound/Eastbound PATCO toward 15–16th & Locust (Ashland)
PATCO alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Westbound/Eastbound PATCO toward 15–16th & Locust (Ashland)
PATCO alighting passengers only →
1F
NJT Platform level
New Jersey Transit Atlantic City Line toward 30th Street (Cherry Hill)
Atlantic City Line toward Atlantic City (Atco)
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
G Street Level Entrances/Exits

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baisden, Cheryl L. (2009). Images of America: Delaware River Port Authority. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 9780738565811. 
  2. ^ Baer, Christopher T. (April 2015). "A GENERAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE SUCCESSORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY AND THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT: 1969" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Baer, Christopher T. (April 2015). "A GENERAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE SUCCESSORS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY AND THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT: 1980-1989" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society. 
  5. ^ a b c Van Hattem, Matt (June 30, 2006). "New Jersey Transit: New Jersey's commuter and transit agency, serving New York, Newark, and Philadelphia". Trains. 
  6. ^ "NJ Transit: The Way to Go; AC-Philadelphia in Service!". The Delaware Valley Rail Passenger. Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers. 11 (5). May 1993. 
  7. ^ "Cherry Hill Open: Pedestrian Access Awful". The Delaware Valley Rail Passenger. Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers. 12 (8). August 1994. 
  8. ^ Amtrak Northeast Timetable: Spring/Summer 1994. Amtrak. May 1, 1994. p. 40 – via Museum of Railway Timetables. 
  9. ^ "2011 NJ TRANSIT Annual Report" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. 2011. p. 13. 
  10. ^ "LINDENWOLD STATION ENHANCEMENT". New Jersey Transit. 

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