St. Davids station

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SEPTA.svg St. Davids
SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station
St. Davids Station.jpg
The Saint Davids station, facing east, including the tracks and the inbound and outbound platforms
Location85 Chamounix Road
(at Lancaster Avenue)
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
Coordinates40°02′38″N 75°22′25″W / 40.0439°N 75.3735°W / 40.0439; -75.3735Coordinates: 40°02′38″N 75°22′25″W / 40.0439°N 75.3735°W / 40.0439; -75.3735
Owned byAmtrak[1]
Operated bySEPTA
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Main Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus transport SEPTA Suburban Bus: 106
Construction
Parking107 spaces (57 daily, 50 public daily)
Bicycle facilities4 racks (14 spaces)
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened1890[2]
ElectrifiedSeptember 11, 1915[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2011)258[4] (weekday boardings)
Services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
toward Thorndale
Paoli/​Thorndale Line
Former services
Preceding station   Pennsylvania Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Paoli
Paoli Line
Philadelphia and Western Railroad
next west
toward Strafford
P&W Strafford Branch Line
Until 1956
next east
toward 69th Street

St. Davids station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at the intersection of Chamounix Road & Glynn Lane, Wayne, Pennsylvania.[5] Named for the nearby historic Episcopal church, the station is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains. There is no ticket office at this station. There are 107 parking spaces at the station.[citation needed]

St. Davids shortly after electrification, 1914

St. Davids station is 13.7 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station, and was originally built in 1890 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The station depot was demolished in 1966 and replaced with the existing structure.[6] In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 258, and the average total weekday alightings was 267.[4]

There is currently an ongoing effort to raise funding for a planned restoration of the station shelters to their original 19th-century condition. This restoration includes replacing later woodwork that utilized simple designs not matching original specifications, return of cast-iron Pennsylvania Railroad station signage, and repainting the station shelters to historically accurate colors.[7]

Station layout[edit]

St. Davids has two low-level side platforms with pathways connecting the platforms to the inner tracks.

G
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 4 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Wayne)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 3 Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Paoli, Malvern or Thorndale (Wayne)
Keystone Corridor services do not stop here
Track 2 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Radnor)
Track 1 Keystone Corridor services do not stop here →
Paoli/Thorndale Line toward Suburban Station or Temple University (Radnor)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Tatnall, Frank (Fall 2015). "A Century of Catenary". Classic Trains. 16 (3): 26.
  4. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ Google Map of Saint Davids Stataion location
  6. ^ Yanosey, Robert (2009). Pennsylvania Railroad Facilities In Color. Volume 3: Philadelphia Division. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books, Inc. p. 96. ISBN 1582482551.
  7. ^ "What We're Doing". Friends of St. Davids Station. Retrieved 2013-01-18.

External links[edit]

Media related to St. Davids (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons