Prospect Park station

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SEPTA.svg Prospect Park
(Moore)
SEPTA regional rail
Prospect Park-Moore Station.jpg
Prospect Park station in June 2014.
Location 735 Maryland Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′17″N 75°18′34″W / 39.888114°N 75.309434°W / 39.888114; -75.309434
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Previous names Moore Station (????–April 1, 1932[1])
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Newark
Wilmington/Newark Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
toward Philadelphia
toward Wilmington
Wilmington Line

Prospect Park station is a station along the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line and Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Amtrak does not stop here; only SEPTA serves this station. The station, located at Lincoln and Maryland Avenues in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, includes a 44-space parking lot. Like the nearby Norwood Station, Prospect Park Station is located right next to the town's library, in this case the Prospect Park Public Library. It is also located near the Borough Hall.

Prospect Park station was originally known as Moore station, and was built by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. According to the Pennsylvania Railroad Stations, Past & Present website, a property owner named Moore donated the property for this station. He did so, with the "condition" that the station should carry his family name for as long as it exists. The station was renamed to Moore by the Pennsylvania Railroad on April 1, 1932.[1]

However, that same source indicates that the current station building is not the original PW&B structure. ("...the original PW&B station ... predated the station that still exists"). The current station building was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baer, Christopher T. "A General Chronology of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company Its Predecessors and Successors and Its Historical Context: 1932" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical Historical Society. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 

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