Wayne (SEPTA station)
|SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail station|
|Location||177 North Wayne Avenue
and West Avenue
Wayne, PA, 19087
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||SEPTA Suburban Bus: 105 (on Lancaster Avenue)|
|Parking||225 spaces (61 daily, 103 permit, 61 long-term meters)|
|Bicycle facilities||7 racks (14 bicycles)|
|Passengers (2011)||665 (weekday boardings)|
Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Wayne
|Architect||Unknown; attributed to Wilson Brothers|
|Architectural style||Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne|
|NRHP Reference #||99000674|
|Added to NRHP||1999|
Wayne Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at North Wayne Avenue & West Avenue in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is served by most Paoli/Thorndale Line trains.
Wayne Station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1882 to 1884, on a design by Washington Bleddyn Powell. The original builder was William H. Bilyeu. It consists of two Victorian buildings flanking the rail lines and connected by an underground tunnel. The station building was restored from 1998 to 2010 with significant local community support and funding. The year after this restoration project began, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The scope of this restoration included repair or replacement of the chimney, masonry, windows, doors, and the retaining wall.
SEPTA began a $22.7 million second phase of improvements that included roof replacement, repairs to the masonry and structural members, and other upgrades to the station building. The outbound shelter, dating from about 1890, was disassembled and completely rebuilt, mostly with new materials. In addition, ADA-mandated improvements including new high-level platforms, stairs and ramps to the platforms, building modifications, lighting, handrails, and signage was installed. The new platforms, on both the inbound and outbound sides east of the station building, meant that trains no longer stop in front of the station itself, except in special cases.
Until the summer of 2010, the building housed the Station Cafe & Juice Bar, which served coffee, tea, and other beverages in the mornings and occasionally featured live Jazz at night. The cafe vacated the station shortly before renovations were completed, and re-opened under new ownership shortly after construction was completed.
The ticket office at this station is open weekdays from 5:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. excluding holidays. There are 225 parking spaces at the station (including metered daily parking in nearby lots).
- "Transportation Planning for the Philadelphia–Harrisburg "Keystone" Railroad Corridor" (PDF). Federal Railroad Administration. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- "Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Service Plan" (PDF). SEPTA. pp. 71–72. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Delaware County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
- Google Maps
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes James C. Higgins, Jr., and George E. Thomas (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pennsylvania Railroad: Station (Wayne)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- SEPTA Unveils Revitalized Historic Wayne Train Station: June 25, 2010 (SEPTA Official News)
Media related to Wayne (SEPTA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- SEPTA - Wayne Station
- Page with a historical photo of Wayne Station
- Wayne Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View