Villanova station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

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This article is about the Regional Rail station on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line. For the station on the Norristown High-Speed Line, see Villanova station (NHSL).
SEPTA.svg Villanova
SEPTA regional rail
Villanova Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Location 1797 County Line Road
and North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA, 19085
Coordinates 40°02′20″N 75°20′32″W / 40.0388°N 75.3422°W / 40.0388; -75.3422Coordinates: 40°02′20″N 75°20′32″W / 40.0388°N 75.3422°W / 40.0388; -75.3422
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 167 spaces (85 daily, 82 permit)
Bicycle facilities 5 racks (10 spaces)
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 1890[2]
Electrified September 11, 1915[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 571[4] (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

Villanova station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station on the campus of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. It is located at North Spring Mill Road (PA 320) near County Line Road and serves most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.

The station building was originally built in 1890 by the Pennsylvania Railroad and is within the campus of Villanova University. The eastbound and westbound platforms are ground-level and are connected by an underground non-handicapped accessible pedestrian tunnel running beneath the tracks. There is also a small café there called "Rosie's Mug". The ticket office at this station is open weekdays 5:55 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 167 parking spaces at the station, including SEPTA permit parking. This station is 12.0 track miles from Philadelphia's Suburban Station. In 2011, the average total weekday boardings at this station was 571, and the average total weekday alightings was 644.[4]

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. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania Archived October 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  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 February 11, 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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