Prospect Park station
|SEPTA regional rail|
Prospect Park station in June 2014.
|Location||735 Maryland Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Previous names||Moore Station (????–April 1, 1932)|
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.
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.
- 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.
- Media related to Prospect Park (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- SEPTA - Prospect Park Station
- Original Moore's PRR Station Photos
- Lincoln Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Station House from Google Maps Street View
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