Manayunk station

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SEPTA.svg Manayunk
SEPTA regional rail
Manayunk Station.jpg
Manayunk station in downtown Manayunk as seen on the Center City-bound platform, April 2012
Location 4402 Cresson Street
(Cresson & Carson)
Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′37″N 75°13′31″W / 40.0269°N 75.2253°W / 40.0269; -75.2253Coordinates: 40°01′37″N 75°13′31″W / 40.0269°N 75.2253°W / 40.0269; -75.2253
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking no
Other information
Fare zone 2
Electrified 1931
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Manayunk/Norristown Line
toward Elm Street
  Former services  
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward North Broad
Norristown Branch
toward Elm Street

Manayunk station is a station located along the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown rail line. It is located at Cresson and Carson Streets in the Manayunk neighborhood of northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In FY 2013, Manayunk station had a weekday average of 654 boardings and 563 alightings.[1]

History[edit]

The original Manayunk station was built by the Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railroad (PG&N) in 1834, a predecessor of Reading Railroad (RDG). It was located on Green Lane near the corner of Main Street.

When the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) built the Schuylkill Branch they also built their own Manayunk station at the foot of the massive Pencoyd Viaduct (on the corner of Dupont and High Streets). After SEPTA was formed by the combination of RDG and PRR, this station was designated West Manayunk, and then Manayunk West, a station on the Cynwyd Line, until May 1986 when the line was cut back to its present terminus.

Following the construction of PRR's Manayunk station, the Philadelphia & Reading Railway (RDG) demolished their own station, in 1884, and replaced it with a new station at the intersection of Cresson and Roxborough Streets. This third Manayunk Station was built at street level, much like the original station and the nearby competition.[2]

The fourth and current station was built by RDG in 1930 as part of a grade-separation project which eliminated running down the middle of Cresson Street. Despite the station building's suboptimal passenger location on the outbound side (going away from Center City Philadelphia), it is open for ticket sales on weekday mornings.

The line near Manayunk station serves as part of the border for the Manayunk Main Street Historic District, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1993.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Manayunk (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons