Morton station

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Coordinates: 39°54′28″N 75°19′42″W / 39.907904°N 75.328356°W / 39.907904; -75.328356

Morton
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SEPTA Regional Rail station
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Passenger shelter across from Morton station
Location 1 Yale Avenue and Morton Road
Morton, Pennsylvania 19070
Line(s) West Chester Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections SEPTA Suburban Bus: 107
Construction
Parking 252 Free/30 with Permits
Bicycle facilities Yes (2 racks)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 1867
Rebuilt 1880
Electrified 1928
Previous names Morton-Rutledge
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Elwyn
Media/Elwyn Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward West Chester
West Chester Branch

Morton station, also known as Morton-Rutledge station, is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Morton, Pennsylvania. Located at Yale and Morton Avenues, it serves the Media/Elwyn Line. While the south, inbound platform of the station is in Morton Borough, the north, outbound side is in Springfield Township.[1] Both dollar-a-day and permit parking are available. In 2013, this station saw 720 boardings and 657 alightings on an average weekday.[2]

History[edit]

Morton Station was originally built in 1867 for the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad. It was rebuilt in 1880 by architect Joseph Wilson of the Wilson Brothers architectural firm (although some have mistakenly credited the building to Frank Furness) for the Pennsylvania Railroad.[3] The second station is believed to have been designed in a manner similar to that of Glen Mills, which is now owned by the West Chester Railroad. In 1892, PRR added a westbound passenger shelter. A former freight house built in 1879 exists 50 feet west of the station house, both of which are maintained by the Morton Station Preservation Committee.[4][5]

On May 28, 2009, SEPTA approved a $2.6 million rehabilitation effort for Morton Station.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Morton has two low-level side platforms.

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Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Media/Elwyn Line toward Elwyn (Swarthmore)
Inbound Media/Elwyn Line toward Temple University (Secane)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

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