Spring Mill station

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SEPTA.svg Spring Mill
SEPTA regional rail
Spring Mill Station.jpg
Spring Mill station in April 2012. The Schuylkill River Trail is visible to the right.
Location Station Avenue near Hector Street
Conshohocken, PA
Owned by SEPTA
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Schuylkill River Trail
Construction
Parking 154 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Manayunk/Norristown Line
toward Elm Street
  Former services  
Reading Railroad
toward North Broad
Norristown Branch
toward Elm Street

Spring Mill station is a suburban commuter railroad station on the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its official address is Station Avenue near Hector Street, Conshohocken (zip code 19428), but it is actually in the Spring Mill section of Whitemarsh Township. The station is located south of Hector Street, where North Lane deadends at the Schuylkill River.

The original station was established by the Reading Railroad about 1880, and took its name from the nearby 18th-century grist mill.

In FY 2013, Spring Mill station had a weekday average of 378 boardings and 358 alightings.[1] It has a 154-space parking lot, and is handicapped-accessible. The Schuylkill River Trail passes next to the station.

Due to the proximity of the Schuylkill River and a pair of tributary streams, the station is periodically subjected to flooding, resulting in the temporary suspension of all service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line.[2][3] A project to replace the line's signal system is underway in 2013 that is intended to confine future flooding closures on the line to the section above Miquon station, by allowing partial service further down the line instead of no service on the line at all.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 61" (PDF).  (539 KB)
  2. ^ Sunnergren, Tom; et al. "Schuylkill to Crest at Over 20 Feet Friday Morning". Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "SEPTA Team Awarded Grant for Climate Adaptation Plan". SEPTA Sustainability Journal. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Manayunk/Norristown Line Shuttle Busing: An Explanation". SEPTA. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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Coordinates: 40°04′27″N 75°17′10″W / 40.0742°N 75.2860°W / 40.0742; -75.2860