Overbrook station

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SEPTA.svg Overbrook
Overbrook Station Philadelphia.jpg
Overbrook station in July 2005
Location6258 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′23.5″N 75°14′59.5″W / 39.989861°N 75.249861°W / 39.989861; -75.249861Coordinates: 39°59′23.5″N 75°14′59.5″W / 39.989861°N 75.249861°W / 39.989861; -75.249861
Owned byAmtrak[1]
Operated bySEPTA
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Connections Bus transport SEPTA City Bus: 65, G
Construction
Parking162 spaces (112 daily, 50 permit)
Bicycle facilities
Passengers (2015)1,803 (Average weekday)[2] (SEPTA)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened1860
Rebuilt1999–2003
ElectrifiedSeptember 11, 1915[3]
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Harrisburg
Keystone
Stop dropped in 1987
toward New York
SEPTA.svg SEPTA
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
closed 1980
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Overbrook station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line, located near 63rd Street and City Line Avenue (US 1) in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It serves many of the residents of Overbrook Farms and the suburban neighborhoods across City Avenue in neighboring Montgomery County, as well as Saint Joseph's University and Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

Overbrook station in 1984

The current station building was constructed around 1860 on the inbound (eastbound) side. The station, platforms, and canopies were restored from 1999 to 2003 in a $9.1 million project. A smaller shelter serves westbound passengers.

Amtrak served Overbrook with some westbound Keystone Service trips until 1987.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Overbrook has two low-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

G
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Merion)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 3 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Merion)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (30th Street)
Track 1 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (30th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). setpa.org.
  3. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26.
  4. ^ Amtrak National Train Timetables: Effective April 5, 1987 through October 24, 1987. Amtrak. April 5, 1987. p. 24 – via Museum of Railway Timetables.

External links[edit]

Media related to Overbrook (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons