Radnor station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

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SEPTA.svg Radnor
SEPTA regional rail
Radnor Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 291 King of Prussia Road
and Radnor Chester Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Coordinates 40°02′42″N 75°21′34″W / 40.0449°N 75.3595°W / 40.0449; -75.3595Coordinates: 40°02′42″N 75°21′34″W / 40.0449°N 75.3595°W / 40.0449; -75.3595
Owned by Amtrak[1]
Operated by SEPTA
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 106
Construction
Parking 220 spaces (95 daily, 46 permit, 79 municipal meters)
Bicycle facilities 2 racks (4 spaces)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1872
Rebuilt 1999–2002
Electrified September 11, 1915[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 487[3] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/Thorndale Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line

Radnor station is SEPTA Regional Rail station in Radnor, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

The Radnor station was originally built in 1872, according to the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings project. It was a replacement for the former Morgan's Corner Station built by the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad.[4] The station was designed by Joseph M. Wilson and Frederick G. Thorn, both later of Wilson Brothers & Company, architects. Radnor's design was a brick variant of Wynnewood Station, with a two story agent's residence addition. A nearly identical version of Radnor Station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Hawkins, just east of Pittsburgh.[5]

After electrification, in 1917 a synchronous compensator for delivering reactive power was installed (see Amtrak's 25 Hz traction power system). This device was later removed.

Between 1999 and 2002, SEPTA restored and renovated the historic station building. The station building was restored, its historic eastbound shelter replaced with a modern structure, and new platforms, ramps, lighting, and signage were installed.

The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:55 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 220 parking spaces at the station. This station is 13.0 track miles (21 km) from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 487, and the average total weekday alightings was 623.[3]

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. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Morgan's Corner P&C RR station, 1856 (Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
  5. ^ Wilson Brothers & Co., "Catalogue of Work Executed," 1885.

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