Oreland station

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Oreland
SEPTA.svg
SEPTA Regional Rail station
Oreland SEPTA station.jpg
Oreland station in September 2012
LocationBridge Street & Pennsylvania Avenue
Oreland, PA 19075
Coordinates40°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 bySEPTA
Line(s)SEPTA Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1890
Rebuilt1931
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
North Hills Lansdale/​Doylestown Line Fort Washington
toward Doylestown
Fellwick
Closed 1996
toward Doylestown
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
North Hills
toward Fern Rock
Bethlehem Branch Fort Washington
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]

Station layout[edit]

Oreland has two low-level side platforms.

G
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward Lansdale, Link Belt, or Doylestown (Fort Washington)
Inbound      Lansdale/​Doylestown Line toward 30th Street Station (North Hills)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, and ticket office

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 12, 2014.  (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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