Oreland station

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SEPTA.svg Oreland
SEPTA regional rail
Oreland SEPTA station.jpg
Oreland Station in September 2012
Location Bridge Street & Pennsylvania Avenue
Oreland, PA 19075
Coordinates 40°07′05″N 75°11′02″W / 40.1181°N 75.1839°W / 40.1181; -75.1839Coordinates: 40°07′05″N 75°11′02″W / 40.1181°N 75.1839°W / 40.1181; -75.1839
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1890
Rebuilt 1931
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line
toward Doylestown
  Former services  
Reading Railroad
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch
toward Bethlehem

Oreland station is a railroad station along the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The station, located at the intersection of Bridge Street and Bruce Road, includes a 99-space parking lot. In FY 2013, Oreland station had a weekday average of 276 boardings and 256 alightings.[1] The current station was built by the Reading Railroad (RDG) in 1931, as a replacement for a station built in 1890.[2]

The RDG's former Plymouth Branch to Conshohocken begins behind the station via a wye track. Aside from a few hundred feet of track, the line to Conshohocken was abandoned by the RDG and Conrail in segments from the 1970s through the 1990s. The existing trackage was previously served by the Tank Car Corporation of America to store and rehabilitate railroad tank cars at their Oreland Mill Road property. Tank cars were buried underground to hold chemical waste from the fabrication, cleaning and painting of the working cars. The former site is currently undergoing a cleanup process being monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF).  Archived August 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine(539 KB)
  2. ^ Existing stations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Malinowski, Nick (April 15, 2009). "Residents Grill EPA Rep Over Hazardous Waste Site in Oreland". Montgomery News. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 

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