Overbrook station

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SEPTA.svg Overbrook
Overbrook Station Philadelphia.jpg
Overbrook station in July 2005
Location 6258 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°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 by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus transport SEPTA City Bus: 65, G
Construction
Parking 162 spaces (112 daily, 50 permit)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 1860
Rebuilt 1999–2003
Electrified September 11, 1915[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 772[3] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Harrisburg
Keystone Service
Stop dropped in 1987
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]

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. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26. 
  3. ^ "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  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